denudative

denudation

[den-yoo-dey-shuhn, dee-noo-, -nyoo-]
noun
1.
the act of denuding.
2.
the state of being denuded.
3.
Geology. the exposing or laying bare of rock by erosive processes.

Origin:
1575–85; < Late Latin dēnūdātiōn- (stem of dēnūdātiō), equivalent to Latin dēnūdāt(us) (see denudate) + -iōn- -ion

denudational, adjective
denudative [dih-noo-duh-tiv, -nyoo-] , adjective
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denudation
1580s, of persons, from Fr. dénudation, from L. denudationem, noun of action from denudare (see denude). Figurative use is from 1590s. In geology, from 1811.
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denudation de·nu·da·tion (dē'nōō-dā'shən, -nyōō-, děn'yu-)
n.
The removal of a covering or surface layer.

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