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English

Etymology

Mediaeval Latin abrasio, from abrādō; see abrade. Attested in English since 1656.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
abrasion

Plural
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  1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.
  2. The substance thus rubbed off.
  3. (medicine) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
  4. (geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.

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French

Noun

abrasion f. (plural abrasions)

  1. abrasion.

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