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Geography the effect of mechanical erosion of rock, esp a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it; wearing down
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The removal of surface material from any solid through the frictional action of another solid, a liquid, or a gas or combination thereof.
A surface discontinuity brought about by roughening or scratching.
Wearing away of sedimentary rock chiefly by currents of water laden with sand and other rock debris and by glaciers.
A spot denuded of skin, mucous membrane, or superficial epithelium by rubbing or scraping.
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A surface discontinuity caused by roughening or scratching.
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