• WordNet 3.6
    • adj erosive of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    • adj erosive wearing away by friction "the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Erosive That erodes or gradually eats away; tending to erode; corrosive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • erosive Having the property of eating away or corroding; corrosive.
    • erosive Wearing away; acting by erosion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Erosive having the property of eating away
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  • Alice Thompson
    Alice Thompson
    “Inter-railers are the ambulatory equivalent of Macdonald's, walking testimony to the erosion of French culture.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. e, out, rodĕre, rosum, to gnaw.


In literature:

My reason for seeding to blue grass is to prevent erosion.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Then, to stop this "erosion," the obturating (sealing) primer came into use.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
Mountains formed by erosion, 101, 103.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The other great waste of the soil is by erosion, or the wearing away of the soil by stream-flow.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
There is also decivilization by erosion, and while it's going on, nobody notices it.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
As to the erosion, they might have had more water to begin with than our Earth had.
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
The real cave is the one where the limestone is eaten out by the erosive action of the water attacking the calcium of the rock.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The talus against the cliff was composed of loose fragments of stone and other products of wash and erosion.
"The Black Wolf Pack" by Dan Beard
The salt patrol, vigilant for erosions or leachings, a select corps, was alert night and day to keep the saline wall intact.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
We may open our way to this subject by a few preliminary remarks upon erosion.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall

In poetry:

And so you turned, pretending youth, courting
the girl as if you were a boy again,
leaving the wry cliffs to their erosion
and me to my observant solitude.
"Porth Ceiriad Bay" by Ben Jonson
These lawyers, six and four,
Was a livin at their ease,
A sendin of their writs abowt,
And droring in the fees,
When their erose a cirkimstance
As is like to make a breeze.
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

An analysis of the data, the geologists said, revealed where surface erosion had gouged out canyons and how much time had passed since there was significant natural excavation in the Grand Canyon region.
Obstacles to Results-Based Management, the Erosion of Analytic Capability , and the Hazards of Municipal-Guaranteed Debt.
The white bags had been placed to stave off ongoing erosion.
The XAN addresses a common issue with conventional reseller partner programs, in which new service introductions result in growing administrative complexity as well as revenue and margin erosion.
Henning, who is president of the Reeds Lake Association, started asking questions in his quest to stop the ravine's erosion and keep the water clean in the lake he treasures.
Can be closed because its service area overlaps with other stations and there would be limited erosion of response times.
The East Hampton Town Board voted Tuesday to create a new coastal erosion committee.
Special ditches can help protect waterways and prevent erosion.
Corals provide habitat that support fisheries, generate jobs through recreation and tourism, and protect coastlines from erosion, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco.
Given the dramatic erosion of the modeling business, it's perhaps odd that women like Ireland, Moss, and Crawford continue to hold such sway with consumers.
Erosion from the storm also created hazardous conditions along sections of the trail.
In addition to minor erosion repairs, there were another 21 road closings because of damaged culverts, the drainage infrastructure that carries stormwater underneath the road.
AMR Risks Cash Erosion as Loose Seats Follow Delays.
CONWAY – The town of Conway has reached out to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) about a ditch causing erosion problems and threatening the town's sewer manways.
Sue Gardner On 'Herding Cats' And Halting Wikipedia's Editor Erosion.

In science:

In unrelated work, Bekki & Graham (2010) argue why a seed SMBH in nuclear star clusters may be a necessary ingredient to explain the absence — through SMBH binary heating and ultimately erosion — of nuclear star clusters in massive galaxies built via hierarchical merging.
An expanded M_bh-sigma diagram, and a new calibration of active galactic nuclei masses
This extends earlier work of Howitt and Warren who showed that a special case, the so-called ‘erosion flow’, can be constructed from two coupled ‘sticky Brownian webs’.
Stochastic flows in the Brownian web and net
We show that the kernels are always purely atomic at deterministic times, but, with the exception of the erosion flows, exhibit random times when the kernels are purely nonatomic.
Stochastic flows in the Brownian web and net
In [HW09b ], it was shown that the HowittWarren flow with ν = δ0 + δ1 , known as the erosion flow, can be constructed using two coupled Brownian webs, where one Brownian web serves as the random space-time environment, while the conditional law of the second Brownian web determines the stochastic flow of kernels.
Stochastic flows in the Brownian web and net
Their construction can actually be extended to any erosion flow and can be seen as a precursor and special case of our construction of general Howitt-Warren flows in this paper.
Stochastic flows in the Brownian web and net