corrade

corrade

[kuh-reyd, kaw-]
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:
1610–20; < Latin corrādere to scrape together, equivalent to cor- cor- + rādere to scrape. See erase, raze

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corrade (kɒˈreɪd)
 
vb
(of rivers, streams, etc) to erode (land) by the abrasive action of rock particles
 
[C17: from Latin corrādere to scrape together, from rādere to scrape]

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