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ABRASION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abrasion mean? 

ABRASION (noun)
  The noun ABRASION has 3 senses:

1. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
2. erosion by friction
3. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

  Familiarity information: ABRASION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABRASION (noun)


Sense 1abrasion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

abrasion; excoriation; scratch; scrape

Hypernyms ("abrasion" is a kind of...):

lesion; wound (any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abrasion"):

graze (a superficial abrasion)

rope burn (abrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope)


Sense 2abrasion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Erosion by friction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

detrition; corrasion; attrition; abrasion

Hypernyms ("abrasion" is a kind of...):

eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing; wearing away ((geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it))


Sense 3abrasion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

attrition; detrition; abrasion; grinding

Hypernyms ("abrasion" is a kind of...):

friction; rubbing (the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another)


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