Meaning of ABRASION in English
/ əˈbreɪʒn; NAmE / noun ( technical )
[ C ] a damaged area of the skin where it has been rubbed against sth hard and rough :
He suffered cuts and abrasions to the face.
[ U ] damage to a surface caused by rubbing sth very hard against it :
Diamonds have extreme resistance to abrasion.
mid 17th cent.: from Latin abrasio(n-) , from the verb abradere to scrape.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005