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Meaning of DETRITION

Pronunciation:  di'trishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  effort expended in rubbing one object against another
  2. [n]  the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
  3. [n]  erosion by friction
 

DETRITION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: abrasion, abrasion, attrition, attrition, corrasion, friction, grinding, rubbing
 
 See Also: attrition, eating away, effort, elbow grease, eroding, erosion, exertion, friction, rubbing, sweat, travail, wearing, wearing away

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*tri"tion\, n. [LL. detritio. See {Detriment}.]
A wearing off or away.

      Phonograms which by process long-continued detrition
      have reached a step of extreme simplicity. --I. Taylor
                                               (The
                                               Alphabet).

 

 

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