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erode

verb abrade, break down, consume, decay, deteriorate, diminish, disintegrate, dissolve, file, gradually eat away, grind, lessen, lose, make thin, rasp, reduce, rub away, scrape, shrink, strip, waste, weaken, wear, wear away, wear down, wear down by friccion, weather
Associated concepts: erode the credibility of a witness
See also: degenerate, depreciate, diminish, impair, lessen
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The team concluded that over the past 250 million years, mountains inland of Prydz Bay eroded just 2.
A mathematical model for the control of the volume of eroded material and of the shape of the surface resulted will predict the processing depth.
BFG said the move was necessary in order to improve badly eroded profit margins.
clearing of vegetation, grading to restore the eroded areas
In some cases, the researchers found large-scale farming eroded lowland agricultural fields at rates comparable to glaciers and rivers in the most tectonically active mountain belts.
It is estimated that the embankment along the River Conwy in Llanwrst has eroded by 20 feet in the past five years.
The first step often is literally stumbling across bones that have eroded from a hillside.
The Watershed Protection District is being reimbursed up to $5 million from the federal National Resources Conservation Service to restore the eroded river bank, including the part where part of the airport runway was washed away.
Finally, fixing the Trust Fund now will help to restore the public's trust, which has been eroded by New Jersey's past priorities and past government practices.
CT demonstrated that a large soft-tissue mass had eroded the mandibular condyle, zygomatic arch, and inferior anterolateral aspect of the petrous bone, with intracranial extension and compression of the temporal lobe (figure 1).
Integration and convergence" are the code words used by the CFR internationalists to describe the processes by which they have eroded and destroyed the EU nations' sovereignty and independence.
Each corner of the square plan is eroded into a reverse angle, intended to make the block less formidable from outside, and permitting more light to enter.