Adjective "erosions" definition and examples

(Erosions may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˈrəʊʒ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

The process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents.
  1. 'The dams are affected by wind and water erosion to various degrees depending on the amount of vegetation cover.'
  2. 'Do not till if only a limited amount of crop residue is present after harvest since tillage will make the soil susceptible to wind and water erosion.'
  3. 'Such factors affect both water and wind erosion (particularly important in northwestern Ohio).'
  4. 'The roots of his cover crops hold water in the sandy soils, break up the heavy clay soils to allow for better water infiltration, and hold the soil to prevent water and wind erosion all year.'
  5. 'They also made carvings deep, knowing well that erosion by wind and water can erase them.'
  6. 'Vigorously growing crops hold the soil and nutrients in place while protecting the soil from wind and water erosion.'
  7. 'Soil compaction causes farmers a lot of problems by preventing moisture from seeping down to plant roots and by increasing water runoff and wind erosion.'
  8. 'They recommended that women use native grasses to protect against wind and water erosion.'
  9. 'Severe wind and water erosion of the topsoil added to the degradation of the natural habitats, particularly on upland sites.'
  10. 'Protect slopes from wind and water erosion during establishment.'
  11. 'the erosion of support for the party'
  12. 'Rural communities have seen this gradual erosion of facilities over a long period.'
  13. 'They tend to confirm an amount of erosion in her home support base.'
  14. 'Further erosion of the establishment's protective shell was postponed by the Second World War where, as always, the truth was the first casualty.'
  15. 'The representative from the Chamber of Commerce warned of a loss of passing trade, the threat to business and the gradual erosion of the city centre due to the lower overheads of out-of-town retail parks.'
  16. 'White America's problem is a loss of moral grounding and gradual erosion of its family structure.'
  17. 'He then traced the gradual erosion of the conventions that had supported religious practice in Ireland.'
  18. 'Once the basic rights of the players are met, the national progression will be the gradual erosion of the amateur status.'
  19. 'The end of racism is the solution to the colour-coded erosion of the justice system and the end of imperialism and neo-colonisation.'
  20. 'What the council cannot do is ignore the gradual erosion of the village's character through unlawful acts.'
  21. 'Ultimately, the democratic process began to work as it should, and erosion of popular support and active protest brought the war to an end without victory.'
  22. 'Teeth may be damaged by dental caries, trauma, erosion, attrition, and abrasion or lost through periodontal disease.'
  23. 'Frequent vomiting can cause retention of stomach acids in the mouth in turn leading to erosion of the tooth enamel.'
  24. 'A striking morphologic finding was a topographical relation of focal inflammation with sclerotic atrophy in areas with erosion of the epithelium.'
  25. 'Intact blisters outnumber erosions because these bullae are not easily unroofed.'
  26. 'The most commonly missed upper gastrointestinal lesions are erosions in large hiatal hernias, arteriovenous malformations, and peptic ulcers.'
  27. 'Skin lesions present initially as bullae, which then rupture, leaving slow-healing erosions and crusted lesions.'

More definitions

1. the act or state of eroding; state of being eroded.

2. the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"reductions can be erosions."

Origin

(erosion)Mid 16th century: via French from Latin erosio(n-), from erodere ‘wear or gnaw away’ (see erode).