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The eroding power of ice is determined by its thickness, that is to say, by its weight.

It is eroding the unity of what was once a Stalinist empire.

Let us next proceed to consider how the eroding agents act upon the surface of the land as soon as it is exposed.

Long gorges or canyons tend to occur in regions where river erosion is not greatly assisted by the other eroding agents.

They hide beneath their stunted, twisted forms the first deep gashes carved in the mountain slopes by eroding streams.

At the falls the river has several times changed its course in eroding first one soft spot, then another.

It is now known that cirques are produced primarily by the eroding action of the ice masses embedded in them.

It is a kind of clay on which the eroding power of water has little effect.

Constantinople was growing in power, and Greek influence was eroding the political and cultural influence of the Romans.

Scratching and eroding the mucous membrane of the neighborhood give rise to new deposits.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, a back-formation from erosion, or else from French éroder, from Latin erodere "to gnaw away, consume" (see erosion). Related: Eroded; eroding. Originally of acids, ulcers, etc.; geological sense is from 1830.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ERODING

acid

adjectivehaving acidic, corrosive properties
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