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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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Farley said the skull fossil found by Alan Radecki would have been destroyed because it was being eroded out of the rock.
This means that a few million years after forming, gold eroded from existing rocks and was carried to the ancient river deltas, says Chesley.
The distribution of soil properties at the eroded sites was determined from samples collected at 30 of the 60 points within each erosion class on an incremental basis down to the fragipan surface.
Should quarter-over-quarter improvement in profitability and operating cash flow fail to materialize, the company's liquidity position would be eroded.
drainage flumes and repair of an eroded access road
Dust that eroded from the lake bed has contributed in downwind communities to frequent violations of the Clean Air Act standard for particulate pollution.
OJAI - Residents were filling sandbags and shoveling mud between the downpours Wednesday, bracing for rainfall that could have triggered flooding or mudslides in the neighborhoods near the 4,371 eroded acres scorched by the Ojai Ranch Fire last year.
Three solid square boxes are grouped round a central space, which starts off in plan as being cruciform, but is eroded towards the south-east, falling with the slope to become a double-height glazed space contained in a sinuous metal and glass wall overlooking river and moor.
The change in depths to the lower boundary of the argillic horizon was a good indicator of the amount of soil removed from an eroded pedon when compared with a slightly eroded pedon formed on the same or similar landscape segment.
In addition, the economic environment has contributed to weakened market fundamentals that have eroded HIW's top-line growth and continue to pressure operating results leading to its recent common share dividend reduction.
Thin mesa formations typically coat eroded layered or massive units and can be smooth or heavily grooved or pitted.
The city since then has placed such temporary barriers as large boulders on the river bank there, but they eventually eroded when heavy rains returned in later years, according to city officials.