Abrasion Definition

ə-brāzhən
abrasions
noun
abrasions
A wearing away by rubbing or scraping, as of rock by wind, water, etc.
Webster's New World
A scraping or rubbing off, as of skin.
Webster's New World
An abraded spot or area.
Webster's New World

(geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

Wiktionary
An abraded, scraped, or worn area. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Abrasion

Noun

Singular:
abrasion
Plural:
abrasions

Origin of Abrasion

  • First attested in 1656. From French abrasion (attested since 1611), from Medieval Latin abrasio (“a scraping”), from abrādō (“scrape off”). See also abrade.

    From Wiktionary

  • Medieval Latin abrāsiō abrāsiōn- from Latin abrāsus past participle of abrādere to scrape off abrade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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