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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