wearing away

  1. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
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  • It can be a sign that the enamel is wearing away, exposing dentine, the tissue beneath. The Sun
  • He suffered something called laminitis, which is a wearing away, as I understand it, of the connective tissue between the hoof and the bone, a very painful condition. CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2007
  • Erosion is the wearing away or destruction of metals and other materials by the abrasive action of water, steam or slurries that carry abrasive materials.
  • Microscopical examination of the desquamated intestinal membrane and mucus from a man forty years of age, revealed the following products: crystals, mostly complete; incomplete phosphates, very numerous; mucous shreds in abundance; fat globules and granules, numerous; anal epithelia; red blood globules, few; connective tissue, scanty; pus corpuscles, very few; margaric acid and detritus (substances resulting from the destruction or wearing away of the part); undigested material, mostly cellulose; leptothrix threads, micrococci; and the bacillus coli communis. Intestinal Ills Chronic Constipation, Indigestion, Autogenetic Poisons, Diarrhea, Piles, Etc. Also Auto-Infection, Auto-Intoxication, Anemia, Emaciation, Etc. Due to Proctitis and Colitis
  • It works really well to protect the wood from knicks and scratches, but the colour is wearing away where I use my mouse. Custom Monitor Stands And Cable Wrangling | Lifehacker Australia
  • The white paint on the porch was peeling, long years of standing was wearing away at the timber wood planks on the floor, creaking with every step.
  • You see, sir, just here a ridge of elvan crops up through the slate; the rock, out yonder, is good elvan, and that is why the sea has made an island of it, wearing away the softer stuff inshore. The Ship of Stars
  • Wearing away kits where there is no colour clash. Times, Sunday Times
  • Wearing away kits where there is no colour clash. Times, Sunday Times
  • Wearing away kits where there is no colour clash. Times, Sunday Times
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