the act or process of abrasion
Happily some cracks, abrasures of the soil, and other irregularities, served the place of steps; and we descended slowly; allowing our heavy luggage to slip.
He did not feel the torn skin on face and hands, nor know that a fresh torrent of blood burst from the abrasure on his head.
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a word of unknown significance found on charms, especially amulets, of the late Greco-Roman world and linked with both Gnostic beliefs and magical practices by the early church fathers. Historical Examples Amulets in the form of inscriptions were called “Characts,” the word abraxas being an example. Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing George Barton Cutten […]
an embrace, used in greeting someone. noun a hug or embrace upon greeting or parting, esp. in Spain and Latin America Examples The abrazo given as a greeting or sign of affection devoid of sexual overtures. Word Origin Spanish term
to remove by . verb (transitive) (psychoanal) to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction abreact ab·re·act (āb’rē-ākt’) v. ab·re·act·ed, ab·re·act·ing, ab·re·acts To release repressed emotions by acting out the situation causing the conflict, as in words, behavior, or the imagination. ab’re·ac’tion n.
release of emotional tension achieved through recalling a repressed traumatic experience. noun (psychoanal) the release and expression of emotional tension associated with repressed ideas by bringing those ideas into consciousness
side by side; beside each other in a line: They walked two abreast down the street. equal to or alongside in progress, attainment, or awareness (usually followed by of or with): to keep abreast of scientific developments; keeping abreast with the times. Contemporary Examples Curious housewives stepped out in their aprons to watch them march […]