(geology) 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.
The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.
Origin of denudation
From Middle French dénudation, from Latindenudatio
Denudation Sentence Examples
The remains of ancient craters can be distinguished, but their outlines have been greatly destroyed by denudation.
But in the derivant valley peneplains developed in the present cycle of denudation, and there are residual summits also; in the Connecticut Valley trap ridges, of which Mt Tom and Mt Holyoke are the best examples; at Mt Holyoke, lava necks; occasionally in the lowlands, ridges of resistant sandstone, like Deerfield Mountain near Northampton; in the Berkshire Valley, summits of resistant schists, like Greylock, the highest summit in the state.
About the time of the maxima there must be a longer tidal range (that is, a greater rise and fall than the average); the difference between neap tides and spring tides will also be increased, and as results of these conditions there must be great tidal floods breaking over lowlying coasts and producing extensive denudation.