Meaning of ABRASION in English

ABRASION

/ əˈbreɪʒn; NAmE / noun ( technical )

1.

[ 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.

2.

[ U ] damage to a surface caused by rubbing sth very hard against it :

Diamonds have extreme resistance to abrasion.

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 17th cent.: from Latin abrasio(n-) , from the verb abradere to scrape.

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