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See definition of erosive on Dictionary.com
  • as inabrasive
  • as inacid
  • as incaustic
  • as incorrosive
  • as indestructive
  • as inscratching

synonyms for erosive

  • abrading
  • coarse
  • grinding
  • gritty
  • polishing
  • rough
  • scratching
  • scuffing
  • sharpening
  • smoothing
See also synonyms for: erosivity
  • acerbic
  • acrid
  • biting
  • corroding
  • dissolvent
  • eroding
  • rusting
  • acidulous
  • anti-alkaline
  • disintegrative
  • eating away
  • oxidizing
  • abrading
  • abrasive
  • rasping
  • rough
  • attritive
  • raspy
  • scratchy
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antonyms for erosive

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  • fine
  • fine-grained
  • kind
  • nice
  • sweet
  • basic
  • bland
  • bland
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • sweet
  • calm
  • soothing
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How to use erosive in a sentence

Of course, these same erosive forces continue to shape Arches today.
THE ULTIMATE ARCHES NATIONAL PARK TRAVEL GUIDESHAWNTÉ SALABERTAPRIL 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Vast portions of the mountain have already been carried away by the erosive forces of ice and running water.
YOUR NATIONAL PARKSENOS A. MILLS
They often occur in cavities which have been formed by the erosive action of acidulated water, in the way described in pars.
GEOLOGYJAMES GEIKIE
These secondary domes have been eaten away by erosive agencies in varying degrees.
NORTH AMERICAISRAEL C. RUSSELL
The mesas of Arizona, the earth sculpture of the Grand Canyon remain as monuments to the erosive forces which produced them.
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE
The erosive energy of the latter was diffused over a wide field of sunken, boulder-like domes and ridges.
THE YOSEMITEJOHN MUIR
We may infer from this instance how slight is the erosive power of clear water on hard rock.
THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
Its distinctly geological work is partly erosive and partly reproductive.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Valleys have in general been hollowed out by the greater erosive action of running water along the channels of drainage.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 6VARIOUS
The carrying and erosive powers of a river depend on the rapidity of its currents.
AETHER AND GRAVITATIONWILLIAM GEORGE HOOPER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO EROSIVE

  • abrading
  • coarse
  • erosive
  • grinding
  • gritty
  • polishing
  • rough
  • scratching
  • scuffing
  • sharpening
  • smoothing
  • acerbic
  • acidulous
  • acrid
  • anti-alkaline
  • biting
  • corroding
  • disintegrative
  • dissolvent
  • eating away
  • eroding
  • erosive
  • oxidizing
  • rusting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.