- [U]腐蝕; 侵蝕; 磨損 process of destroying or wearing away gradually
(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
a gradual decline of something;
"after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"
erosion by chemical action
- Therefore, the corrosion was caused by erosion of rainwater during ocean shipping.
- The erosion of beach here is serious.
- The cement petrified after many years' erosion.
- The erosion of the soil is damaging the forest.
- Deposition is the counterpart of erosion.
- The rock is resistant to weathering and erosion.
- Soil conservation is intended to curb erosion.
- The president was facing a very significant erosion of public support.
- ☆ 16世紀40年代進入英語，直接源自拉丁語的erosio，意為腐蝕。