Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) Erosion is a slow loss of something (often land due to water and wind).

Examples: (noun) Since the new government increased taxation, it has seen the erosion of its support from voters. (noun) Footpath erosion is a significant problem in all the UK’s national parks. (noun) Farming increases soil erosion by breaking up soil structure, and reducing the number of plants.

Synonyms: nouns: deterioration, damage.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 A