- The definition of an abrasion is an area that is sore, scraped or rubbed away.
1. A spot on one's arm that is scraped from falling off a bike is an example of an abrasion.2. An area of rocks on a shoreline that has been worn away from the waves is an example of an abrasion.
abrasion definition by Webster's New World
- a scraping or rubbing off, as of skin
- a wearing away by rubbing or scraping, as of rock by wind, water, etc.
- an abraded spot or area
Origin: Late Latin abrasio ; from Classical Latin abradere, abrade
abrasion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction.
- a. A scraped or worn area.b. A scraped area on the skin or on a mucous membrane, resulting from injury or irritation.
Origin: Medieval Latin abrāsiō, abrāsiōn-, from Latin abrāsus, past participle of abrādere, to scrape off; see abrade.
abrasion - Medical Definition
- A scraping away of a portion of a surface.
- The wearing down or rubbing away or removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane in a limited area.
- The pathological wearing away of tooth substance by mechanical means; grinding.
abrasion - Science Definition
- The process of wearing away a surface by friction. A rock undergoes abrasion when particles of sand or small pieces of rock are carried across its surface by a glacier, stream, or the wind.
- A scraped area on the skin or mucous membranes.