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denudation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Denudation  \Den`u*da"tion\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  denudatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]nudation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  stripping  off  covering,  or  removing  the 
  surface;  a  making  bare. 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  The  laying  bare  of  rocks  by  the  washing  away  of 
  the  overlying  earth,  etc.;  or  the  excavation  and  removal 
  of  them  by  the  action  of  running  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  denudation 
  n  :  the  removal  of  covering  [syn:  {stripping},  {uncovering},  {baring}, 
  {husking}] 




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