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 for denudation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Denudation \Den`u*da"tion\ (?; 277), n. [L. denudatio: cf. F.
     1. The act of stripping off covering, or removing the
        surface; a making bare.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the removal of covering [syn: denudation, stripping,
           uncovering, baring, husking]

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