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Meaning of ABRASION

Pronunciation:  u'breyzhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
  2. [n]  erosion by friction
  3. [n]  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
 

ABRASION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: attrition, attrition, corrasion, detrition, detrition, excoriation, grinding, scrape, scratch
 
 See Also: eating away, eroding, erosion, friction, graze, lesion, rope burn, rubbing, wearing, wearing away, wound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*ra"sion\, n. [L. abrasio, fr. abradere. See
{Abrade}.]
1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing
   away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.

2. The substance rubbed off. --Berkeley.

3. (Med.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance
   under the form of small shreds. --Dunglison.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: An area rubbed bare of skin or mucous membrane; or, the normal wearing of tooth enamel by chewing.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ablation, abrasive, abstraction, atomization, attrition, beating, blemish, break, brecciation, buffing, burn, burnishing, chafe, chafing, check, chip, comminution, concussion, crack, crackle, craze, crumbling, crushing, cut, deduction, detrition, disintegration, dressing, erasure, erosion, filing, flash burn, fracture, fragmentation, fray, frazzle, fretting, gall, galling, gash, granulation, granulization, grating, grazing, grinding, hurt, incision, injury, laceration, lesion, levigation, limation, mashing, mortal wound, mutilation, polishing, pounding, powdering, puncture, purification, rasping, refinement, removal, rent, rip, rubbing away, run, rupture, sandblasting, sanding, scald, scorch, scouring, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, scrub, scrubbing, scuff, second-degree burn, shining, shredding, slash, smashing, smoothing, sore, stab, stab wound, subduction, sublation, subtraction, taking away, tear, third-degree burn, trauma, trituration, wear, wearing away, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench
 

 

 

 

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