Definition of Eating away

1. Noun. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it).

Exact synonyms: Eroding, Erosion, Wearing, Wearing Away
Category relationships: Geology
Specialized synonyms: Chatter Mark, Ablation, Abrasion, Attrition, Corrasion, Detrition, Beach Erosion, Deflation, Planation, Soil Erosion
Generic synonyms: Geologic Process, Geological Process
Derivative terms: Erode, Erode, Wear Away

Definition of Eating away

1. Verb. (present participle of eat away) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eating Away

eatin' like a bird
eating apple
eating away (current term)
eating disorder
eating disorders
eating epilepsy
eating establishment
eating establishments
eating for two
eating house
eating irons
eating like a bird
eating like a horse
eating one's seed corn
eating one's words
eating place
eating the seed corn

Literary usage of Eating away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1907)
"... eating away whole joints for the mixture of mucilage, water and acid which they contain. The gardens of older Tucson contain many large specimens of two ..."

2. A Clinical history of the medical and surgical diseases of women by Robert Barnes (1878)
"... eating away the Lower Half of the Utero» and Perforating Into the Bladder (R. lì.). (Half-size, rit. Thomas'« Museum, GO 65.) It is in this way that the ..."

3. Story of Government: From Savagery to Civilization edited by Henry Austin (1893)
"This reign is still more remarkable than the preceding for its showing the rising of the popular tide and the eating away of the stubborn rocks of royal ..."

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