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downcut

Line breaks: down|cut
Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnkʌt/

Definition of downcut in English:

verb (downcuts, downcutting, past and past participle downcut)

[no object] Geology
(Of a river) erode downwards through its bed: the New River began downcutting (as noun downcutting) the effect of the downcutting
More example sentences
  • After two winters, Canon Creek has downcut approximately 3 feet and has a deeper, more defined channel.
  • Once a channel starts to downcut, it usually does not stop until it has caused a lot more erosion.

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