erosion

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Erosion is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK)
    • IPA: əˈrəʊˌʒən
  • (US)
    • IPA: əˈroʊˌʒən

Noun[change]

Singular
erosion

Plural
erosions

  1. (uncountable) Erosion is the loss of land because of water and wind.
    Farming increases soil erosion by breaking up soil structure, and reducing the number of plants.
    Footpath erosion is a significant problem in all the UK's national parks.
  2. (uncountable) Erosion is a slow loss of something.
    The new plan should stop the erosion of support for the idea.
  3. (medicine), (countable) An erosion is a shallow lesion that is usually found on the skin or in tissue of the epithelium.

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