1. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
Syn: ↑erosion, ↑eroding, ↑eating away, ↑wearing away
Derivationally related forms: ↑wear away (for: ↑wearing away), ↑erode (for: ↑eroding), ↑erode (for: ↑erosion)
Topics: ↑geology
Hypernyms: ↑geological process, ↑geologic process
2. the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment

she bought it for everyday wear

Syn: ↑wear
Derivationally related forms: ↑wear, ↑wear (for: ↑wear)
Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑deed, ↑human action, ↑human activity
producing exhaustion

an exhausting march


the visit was especially wearing

Syn: ↑exhausting, ↑tiring, ↑wearying
Similar to: ↑effortful

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