[ UK /ɪɹˈə‍ʊsɪv/ ]
[ US /ɪˈɹoʊsɪv/ ]
  1. wearing away by friction
    the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline
  2. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
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How To Use erosive In A Sentence

  • In the Sahara, the wind is the dominant erosive agent, removing far more to the surrounding seas than the rivers Niger and Nile in combination, and these are the only significant river outlets.
  • Beavers, through their dam-building efforts, had reduced the erosive power of the San Pedro.
  • Only erosive osteoarthritis has erosions and ankylosis.
  • In severe cases, this can actually erode esophageal tissue (erosive esophagitis).
  • These beds are commonly channelized and always exhibit erosive bases incised into underlying fine-grained turbiditic sandstones.
  • The boundaries are sharp and erosive, removing most of the foreshore deposits of the underlying shoreface units, and are paved by a lag of bioclastic debris.
  • Her use of both additive and erosive techniques - like oil paint overlays and sanding away to reveal a hint of wood beneath - - add to the ambiguity of the final effect, suggesting the mystery of elements just out of sight.
  • A 67-year-old woman was prescribed ticlopidine for the primary prevention of heart disease after endoscopy revealed severe erosive gastritis and duodenitis caused by aspirin therapy.
  • Prescription KAPIDEX capsules are used in adults to treat heartburn related to ARD, to heal acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus (called erosive esophagitis or EE), and to stop EE from coming back. Medlogs - Recent stories
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) - Treatment of endoscopically proven erosive reflux oesophagitis SMC Issues Positive Recommendation on esomeprazole 10mg (Nexium(R)) For Children Aged one to 11 Years old in Scotland With Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) - Yahoo! Finance
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