Meaning of ABRASION in English


a ‧ bra ‧ sion /əˈbreɪʒ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: abrasio , from abradere ; ⇨ ↑ abrade ]

1 . [countable] an area on the surface of your skin that has been injured by being rubbed against something hard:

She was treated for cuts and abrasions.

2 . [uncountable] the process of rubbing a surface very hard so that it becomes damaged or disappears:

extra protection against abrasion

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.