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Webster 1913 Edition


Abrasion

Ab-ra′sion

,
Noun.
[L.
abrasio
, fr.
abradere
. See
Abrade
.]
1.
The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction;
as, the
abrasion
of coins
.
2.
The substance rubbed off.
Berkeley.
3.
(Med.)
(a)
A superficial excoriation of skin or mucous membranes.
AS
(b)
Erosion of the tooth substance
AS

Webster 1828 Edition


Abrasion

ABRA'SION

,
Noun.
abra'zhun. The act of wearing or rubbing off; also substance worn off by attrition.

Definition 2021


Abrasion

Abrasion

See also: abrasion and abrasión

German

Noun

Abrasion f (genitive Abrasion, plural Abrasionen)

  1. abrasion (act of abrading)
  2. (geology) abrasion

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abrasion

See also: Abrasion and abrasión

English

Noun

abrasion (plural abrasions)

  1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][1]
  2. (obsolete) The substance thus rubbed off; debris. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
  3. (geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
  4. An abraded, scraped, or worn area. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
  5. (medicine) A superficial wound caused by scraping; an area of skin where the cells on the surface have been scraped or worn away. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
  6. (dentistry) The wearing away of the surface of the tooth by chewing.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7

French

Noun

abrasion f (plural abrasions)

  1. abrasion.

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