erode

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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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If the SOC level falls below this value, the soil erodibility will increase.
As a result, the precise definition of erodibility remains elusive (Agassi and Bradford 1999).
Planners originally considered using soil erodibility as a stand-alone criterion; Greenprints participants were concerned that there was too much overlap between erodibility and runoff potential.
Considerable differences in the grain structures, appearances, mechanical properties and erodibility of the 10 electrodeposited copper samples were observed.
Our original hypothesis - that the erodibility may be dependent on grain structure and perhaps indicated by tensile properties - was not substantiated by the data.
For example, recent lab-scale JET tests on a silty sand soil and a silty clay soil showed that both soil compaction and water content have a significant impact on erodibility.
Groundwater affects erosion directly by seepage and pipe flow processes and indirectly by the relationship of the soil's strength and erodibility properties with the soil water pressure.
Hanson has three patents and initiated the development of an ASTM standard for erodibility testing.
Together with the nature and texture of soil, it also determines the erodibility of the soil.
Inappropriate use of lands in different years and its effect on sediment yield rate, their physical properties and erodibility in bazft watershed in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province, M.