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English noun: abrasion

1. abrasion (state) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off


Synonymsexcoriation, scrape, scratch


Broader (hypernym)lesion, wound


Narrower (hyponym)graze, rope burn

2. abrasion (process) erosion by friction


Synonymsattrition, corrasion, detrition


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

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


Synonymsattrition, detrition, grinding


Broader (hypernym)friction, rubbing









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