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abrasion

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noun abra·sion \ə-ˈbrā-zhən\

Simple Definition of abrasion

  • : an injury caused by something that rubs or scrapes against the skin

  • : the act or process of damaging or wearing away something by rubbing, grinding, or scraping

Full Definition of abrasion

  1. 1 a :  a wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction b :  irritation

  2. 2 :  an abraded area of the skin or mucous membrane

Examples of abrasion

  1. abrasion of rocks by wind and water

  2. <walked away from the auto accident with only minor abrasions>



Origin of abrasion

Medieval Latin abrasion-, abrasio, from Latin abradere


First Known Use: 1554


Medical Dictionary

abrasion

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noun abra·sion \ə-ˈbrā-zhən\

Medical Definition of abrasion

  1. 1:  wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction

  2. 2a:  the rubbing or scraping of the surface layer of cells or tissue from an area of the skin or mucous membrane; also :  a place so abradedb:  the mechanical wearing away of the tooth surfaces by chewing





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