the act or state of ; state of being .
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc.
the wearing away of rocks and other deposits on the earth’s surface by the action of water, ice, wind, etc
the act or process of eroding or the state of being eroded
1540s, from Middle French erosion (16c.), from Latin erosionem (nominative erosio) “a gnawing away,” noun of action from past participle stem of erodere “gnaw away,” from ex- “away” (see ex-) + rodere “gnaw” (see rodent).
erosion e·ro·sion (ĭ-rō’zhən)
Superficial destruction of a surface by friction, pressure, ulceration, or trauma.
The wearing away of a tooth by chemical or abrasive action. Also called odontolysis.
The gradual wearing away of land surface materials, especially rocks, sediments, and soils, by the action of water, wind, or a glacier. Usually erosion also involves the transport of eroded material from one place to another, as from the top of a mountain to an adjacent valley, or from the upstream portion of a river to the downstream portion.
A type of weathering in which surface soil and rock are worn away through the action of glaciers, water, and wind.
opposed to or working against the existing power structure or mores, as of society or government: Antiestablishment candidates promised to disband the army, Congress, and the cabinet if elected. Contemporary Examples To Republicans, Palin projects the image of everywoman as antiestablishment warrior. How Old Hickory Haunts the Election David Reynolds October 24, 2008 Uncle Moe, […]
a person who supports or advocates . of, relating to, or characteristic of .
a policy or attitude that views a nation’s power structure as corrupt, repressive, exploitive, etc.
any of several major female sex hormones produced primarily by the ovarian follicles of female mammals, capable of inducing , developing and maintaining secondary female sex characteristics, and preparing the uterus for the reception of a fertilized egg: used, especially in synthetic form, as a component of oral contraceptives, in certain cancer treatments, and in […]