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abrasion

noun abra·sion \ə-ˈbrā-zhən\

: 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
a :  a wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction
b :  irritation
2
:  an abraded area of the skin or mucous membrane
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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

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Medical Dictionary

abrasion

noun abra·sion \ə-ˈbrā-zhən\

Medical Definition of ABRASION

1
:  wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction
2
a :  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 abraded b :  the mechanical wearing away of the tooth surfaces by chewing

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