denudation


denudation

noun

  1. the act of denuding.
  2. the state of being denuded.
  3. Geology. the exposing or laying bare of rock by erosive processes.
n.

early 15c., from Middle French dénudation, from Latin denudationem (nominative denudatio), noun of action from past participle stem of denudare (see denude). Figurative use is from 1590s. In geology, from 1811.

n.

  1. The removal of a covering or surface layer.

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