Examples of abrasion in a Sentence
abrasion of rocks by wind and water
walked away from the auto accident with only minor abrasions
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The traffic detective said Banda suffered abrasions to his left shoulder area consistent with being on the driver side during that collision.
At the hospital, the woman was found to have an abrasion and cut above her left eye, which was swollen.
The patterns of abrasion and other details suggest that the fragments came from bones already within the pond deposit, getting jostled and reworked with the swings between the seasons.
In addition to skiers in bikini tops, ski patrol workers describe dealing with brutal skin abrasions on bare-skinned skiers who fall, and the lacerations and stitches needed by novices just now hitting the slopes for the first time.
She was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m. The boy taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and is listed in stable condition with a broken leg and abrasions, police said.
Responding to a report of a deer stuck in a fence, an officer found the animal caught between two panels of fencing and suffering from minor abrasions.
Kretzer was treated for minor cuts and abrasions but did not have any major injuries.
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.
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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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