Abrasion



a scraped spot or area; the result of rubbing or :
abrasions on his leg caused by falling on the gravel.
the act or process of .
Historical Examples

Is the ground moraine of Figure 87 due chiefly to abrasion or to plucking?
The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton

His remaining works are much injured by scaling or the abrasion of the colors.
Introduction to Robert Browning Hiram Corson

The above minerals are all harder than quartz, and hence not subject to abrasion by the quartz dust which is everywhere present.
A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade

The discipline of the force in this respect is nothing; it is worn away by abrasion.
Chicago, Satan’s Sanctum L. O. Curon

All white men in the Solomons catch yaws, and every cut or abrasion practically means another yaw.
The Cruise of the Snark Jack London

There appears to be no evidence whatever of abrasion by use.
Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans William H. Holmes

When matter rubs against matter, particles are lost by abrasion.
Bible Romances George W. Foote

But this is a Brahminical absurdity, rusted to its core by the abrasion of ages.
Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues John Alberger

He would espy the beauty of an old binding through any amount of abrasion and laceration.
There and Back George MacDonald

The virus might enter through an abrasion on the priest’s hand.
Essays In Pastoral Medicine Austin Malley

noun
the process of scraping or wearing down by friction
a scraped area or spot; graze
(geography) the effect of mechanical erosion of rock, esp a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it; wearing down Compare attrition (sense 4), corrasion
n.

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).

abrasion a·bra·sion (ə-brā’zhən)
n.

A scraping away of a portion of a surface.

The wearing down or rubbing away or removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane in a limited area.

The pathological wearing away of tooth substance by mechanical means; grinding.

abrasion
(ə-brā’zhən)

The process of wearing away a surface by friction. A rock undergoes abrasion when particles of sand or small pieces of rock are carried across its surface by a glacier, stream, or the wind.

A scraped area on the skin or mucous membranes.

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