as in bruise
an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface walked away from the auto accident with only minor abrasions

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“Abrasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abrasion. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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