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corrade

[kuh-reyd, kaw-] /kəˈreɪd, kɔ-/
verb (used without object), corraded, corrading.
1.
(of a moving agent, as running water, wind, or a glacier) to erode by the abrasion of materials carried along.
2.
to disintegrate as a result of corrasion, as the rock underlying the brink of a waterfall.
verb (used with object), corraded, corrading.
3.
to wear down by corrasion; abrade.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin corrādere to scrape together, equivalent to cor- cor- + rādere to scrape. See erase, raze
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British Dictionary definitions for corrade

corrade

/kɒˈreɪd/
verb
1.
(of rivers, streams, etc) to erode (land) by the abrasive action of rock particles
Word Origin
C17: from Latin corrādere to scrape together, from rādere to scrape
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