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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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