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English noun: detrition

1. detrition (process) erosion by friction


Synonymsabrasion, attrition, corrasion


Broader (hypernym)eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away

2. detrition (phenomenon) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice


Synonymsabrasion, attrition, grinding


Broader (hypernym)friction, rubbing

3. detrition (act) effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure


Synonymsfriction, rubbing


Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail


Narrower (hyponym)attrition









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