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The caving-in of bubbles in a liquid, close to a solid surface, causing shock waves. In a river, cavitation usually occurs downstream of an obstruction. It may aid the fluting and potholing of massive, unjointed rocks (Whipple et al. (2000) GSA Bull. 112, 3).

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