detrition

noun
de·​tri·​tion | \ di-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce detrition (audio) \

Definition of detrition

: a wearing off or away

First Known Use of detrition

1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of detrition was in 1674

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“Detrition.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/detrition. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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detrition

noun
de·​tri·​tion | \ di-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce detrition (audio) \

Medical Definition of detrition

: a wearing off or away

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