The definition of an abrasion is an area that is sore, scraped or rubbed away.(noun)
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.
See abrasion in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL abrasio < L abradere, abrade
See abrasion in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin abrāsiō, abrāsiōn-
Origin: , from Latin abrāsus
Origin: , past participle of abrādere, to scrape off; see abrade.
Learn more about abrasion