Synonyms for abrasions

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Scars, mars, abrasions, some flashburn and post-accident shock.

The other and more common complaint rose from abrasions and cuts.

This water is not good for bruised places and abrasions of the skin.

The cords in the room and the abrasions on my wrists confirmed my story.

It is useful in chaps, fissures, abrasions, and roughness of the skin.

He stooped to examine the abrasions, and the girl thrilled at his gentle touch.

The abrasions on the legs and thighs prove that beyond a doubt.

The resulting softening of the skin permits of its rubbing off easily, and abrasions and blisters are apt to form.

The assistant is dreaming of the delicious time—only four hours off now—when he will resume the tale of his bruises and abrasions.

Feeling the abrasions on his face with her sensitive fingers, she shuddered.

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).

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