erosive erosive  /ɪ ˈroʊ sɪv/


  1. (adj) wearing away by friction
  2. (adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action



  1. But by walling off the river, trapping its sediments behind giant dams and armoring its erosive banks with concrete, the Corps inadvertently choked off the land-building process.
  2. For better or for worse, the world today is committed to accelerating change: radical, wrenching, erosive of both traditions and old values.
  3. In the Djurab, Brunet and his colleagues realized, the relentless winds would have a similar erosive effect.


  • Erosive flow center to tackle sand issues

    EAST KILBRIDE, UK – NEL is building a new erosive flow center at its base near Glasgow, Scotland. This will be the UK’s first facility to offer a complete range of erosive flow services, including flow testing, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and operation and performance assessment.
    on August 13, 2013     Source: Offshore Magazine

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