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Meaning of ABRASION

Pronunciation:  u'breyzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Ab*ra"sion\, n. [L. abrasio, fr. abradere. See
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
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