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abrasion
n. area that has been rubbed or scraped away; act of rubbing or scraping away

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Abrasion
Abrasion may refer to:
  • Abrasion (medical), a wound consisting of superficial damage to the skin
  • Abrasion (dental), the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from a foreign element
  • Abrasion (geology), mechanical scraping of a surface by friction between moving particles
  • Abrasion (mechanical), The effect of an abrasive: scratches, removal of surface, etc.
  • Abrasion coast, a coastline that is characterised by the removal (abrasion) of material, typically resulting in sea cliffs

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abrasion

Noun
1. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
(synonym) scratch, scrape, excoriation
(hypernym) wound, lesion
(hyponym) graze
(derivation) abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off
2. erosion by friction
(synonym) attrition, corrasion, detrition
(hypernym) erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away
(derivation) abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off
3. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
(synonym) grinding, attrition, detrition
(hypernym) friction, rubbing
(derivation) abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off


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Abrasion (die)
nf. abrasion, erosion, grinding

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abrasion
nf. abrasion, area that has been rubbed or scraped away; act of rubbing or scraping away


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