erosive

erosive

[ih-roh-siv]
adjective
serving to erode; causing erosion.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin ērōs(us) (see erose) + -ive

erosiveness, erosivity, noun
antierosive, adjective
nonerosive, adjective
unerosive, adjective
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erosion (ɪˈrəʊʒən)
 
n
1.  the wearing away of rocks and other deposits on the earth's surface by the action of water, ice, wind, etc
2.  the act or process of eroding or the state of being eroded
 
e'rosive
 
adj
 
e'rosional
 
adj

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erosive e·ro·sive (ĭ-rō'sĭv)
adj.
Causing erosion.

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