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Denudation of the soil cover and subsequent washing down of soil is called ____________.

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Weathering
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Soil erosion
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Soil formation
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Soil degradation
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The correct option is B Soil erosion
Soil erosion can be defined as the denudation of the soil cover and subsequent washing down of soil. The thin and top layer of soil on the surface containing most of the necessary elements required for plant growth and sustenance of various other lifeforms get destroyed in the process of soil erosion.

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