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Noun: abrasion  u'brey-zhun
  1. An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    - scratch, scrape, excoriation
  2. Erosion by friction
    - attrition, corrasion, detrition
  3. The wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water, wind or ice
    - grinding, attrition, detrition

Derived forms: abrasions

Type of: degradation, eating away, eroding, erosion, friction, lesion, rubbing, wearing, wearing away, wound

Encyclopedia: Abrasion