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abrasion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abrasion  \Ab*ra"sion\,  n.  [L.  abrasio,  fr  abradere  See 
  {Abrade}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abrasion 
  n  1:  an  abraded  area  where  the  skin  is  torn  or  worn  off  [syn:  {scratch}, 
  {scrape},  {excoriation}] 
  2:  erosion  by  friction  [syn:  {attrition},  {corrasion},  {detrition}] 
  3:  the  wearing  down  of  rock  particles  by  friction  due  to  water 
  or  wind  or  ice  [syn:  {grinding},  {attrition},  {detrition}] 




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