corrasion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corrasion erosion by friction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corrasion (Geol) The erosion of the bed of a stream by running water, principally by attrition of the detritus carried along by the stream, but also by the solvent action of the water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corrasion In geology, the scraping away of a rock by the action on it of rock fragments moved by wind or water.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Corrade

Usage

In literature:

These broad canyons, or canyon valleys, are carved by the streams in obedience to an interesting law of corrasion.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
The solution effected by the waters of a stream may also be regarded as a part of corrasion.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
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