Examples of abrasion in a Sentence
abrasion of rocks by wind and water
walked away from the auto accident with only minor abrasions
Recent Examples of abrasion from the Web
A 7-year-old boy who was reported missing was found with black eyes, swelling, contusions, lacerations and abrasions that required medical attention, police said.
King’s autopsy report showed the boy had bruises and abrasions on his head, torso and extremities but no significant head trauma.
Casey sustained multiple lacerations and abrasions upon jumping from the automobile.
Indeed, cross-sections of the tusks reveal a structure that provides extra strength and resistance to abrasion for such foraging, said Sanders.
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Origin and Etymology of abrasion
borrowed from Medieval Latin abrāsiōn-, abrāsiō, from Latin abrādere “to scrape off” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at abrade
First Known Use: circa 1550
ABRASION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of abrasion for English Language Learners
: 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
Medical Definition of abrasion
1: wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction
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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