Definition of ABRASION

an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface <walked away from the auto accident with only minor abrasions>
Synonyms bruise, graze, scrape
Related Words bedsore, gall

April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
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