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corrasion

[kuh-rey-zhuh n] /kəˈreɪ ʒən/
noun
1.
the mechanical erosion of soil and rock by the abrasive action of particles set in motion by running water, wind, glacial ice, and gravity.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin corrās(us) scraped together (past participle of corrādere) + -ion. See corrade
Related forms
corrasive
[kuh-rey-siv] /kəˈreɪ sɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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corrasion

/kəˈreɪʒən/
noun
1.
erosion of a rock surface by rock fragments transported over it by water, wind, or ice Compare abrasion (sense 3), attrition (sense 4)
Derived Forms
corrasive (kəˈreɪsɪv) adjective
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