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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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