What is another word for Weathering?

Pronunciation: [wˈɛðəɹɪŋ] (IPA)

Weathering refers to the natural process of physical and chemical breakdown of rocks, soil, and other materials exposed to the elements. Some synonyms for weathering include erosion, crumbling, decay, aging, wearing, deterioration, and rotting. Erosion refers to the movement of soil or minerals from one place to another due to wind, water, or gravity. Crumbling implies that the material is breaking into small pieces, whereas decay indicates the breakdown of organic matter due to microbes. Aging and wearing suggests the gradual process of deterioration over time. Deterioration encompasses various types of damage due to exposure to environmental factors, including weathering. Finally, rotting refers to the decomposition of organic matter, which can be caused by weathering.

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Usage examples for Weathering

Again, in countries subject to alternations of extreme heat and cold, similar Weathering action takes place.
James Geikie
This breaking down of the rock is called Weathering.
"Lessons on Soil"
E. J. Russell
If the buildings have been standing for a number of years, full allowance must be made for depreciation and repairs incident to Weathering and long usage.
"A Living from the Land"
William B. Duryee

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