Detrition meaning

dĭ-trĭshən
The act of wearing away by friction.
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A wearing away or down by friction.
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Origin of detrition

  • Medieval Latin dētrītiō dētrītiōn- from Latin dētrītus past participle of dēterere to lessen, rub away detriment

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