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serving to ; causing .
Historical Examples

There can be no doubt, then, that glaciers have an erosive action, and therefore must be regarded as agents of denudation.
The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson

In this excursion only the marginal portion of the glacier would do erosive work.
Outlines of the Earth’s History Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

The erosive action of the sea, from our present point of view, is of comparatively little importance.
Fragments of Earth Lore James Geikie

The laws of gravitation, the erosive powers of water, the effects of frost, are just the same at wholesale as they are at retail.
The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole

The mesas of Arizona, the earth sculpture of the Grand Canyon remain as monuments to the erosive forces which produced them.
Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple

Then the erosive waste exceeds the growth by up-bulging, and mountain decay begins.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, February 1900 Various

Vast portions of the mountain have already been carried away by the erosive forces of ice and running water.
Your National Parks Enos A. Mills

As soon as it appears above the water it is attacked by erosive agents.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, February 1900 Various

They have been robbed by the erosive action of waves and running water.
Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers

Of still greater destructive influence, however, than these solvent agencies in earth and sea, are the erosive agencies of both.
Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3) George John Romanes

erosive e·ro·sive (ĭ-rō’sĭv)
Causing erosion.


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