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Noun: detrition  di'tri-shun
  1. Erosion by friction
    - abrasion, attrition, corrasion
  2. The wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water, wind or ice
    - grinding, abrasion, attrition
  3. Effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
    - friction, rubbing

Derived forms: detritions

Type of: degradation, eating away, effort, elbow grease, eroding, erosion, exertion, friction, rubbing, sweat [informal], travail [literary], wearing, wearing away