Mechanical-weathering



noun, Geology.
1.
any of the various weathering processes that cause physical disintegration of exposed rock without any change in the chemical composition of the rock:
Collision between rock surfaces can cause mechanical weathering.
noun

the erosion or breakdown of rock into smaller fragments by natural physical agents with no chemicals involved; also called disintegration
Examples

Agents of mechanical weathering are frost, tree roots, etc.

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