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abrasion

[ uh-brey-zhuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF abrasion
  • nounscraped area
  • nounscraping or wearing down by friction

Synonyms for abrasion

  • scrape
  • chafe
  • injury
  • scratch
  • scuff
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His remaining works are much injured by scaling or the abrasion of the colors.

The discipline of the force in this respect is nothing; it is worn away by abrasion.

There appears to be no evidence whatever of abrasion by use.

Is the ground moraine of Figure 87 due chiefly to abrasion or to plucking?

Often, indeed, one side may show no trace whatsoever of abrasion.

When matter rubs against matter, particles are lost by abrasion.

But this is a Brahminical absurdity, rusted to its core by the abrasion of ages.

There is no abrasion of the mucous membrane beneath the deposit.

Erysipelas is contagious, especially if the bacteria get into an abrasion in the skin.

The virus might enter through an abrasion on the priest's hand.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Medieval Latin abrasionem (nominative abrasio) "a scraping," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin abradere "to scrape away, shave off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + radere "to scrape" (see raze).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABRASION

attrition

nounwearing down or away
  • abrasion
  • attenuation
  • debilitation
  • depreciation
  • disintegration
  • erosion
  • grinding
  • rubbing
  • thinning
  • weakening
  • wear

erosion

noundeterioration; wearing away
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