Meaning of ABRASION in English



Pronunciation: ə - ' br ā -zh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Medieval Latin abrasion-, abrasio, from Latin abradere

Date: 1554

1 a : a wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction b : IRRITATION

2 : an abraded area of the skin or mucous membrane

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