Meaning of ABRASION in English


əˈbrāzhən, aˈ- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Medieval Latin abrasion-, abrasio, from Latin abrasus (past participle of abradere to scrape off) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at abrade

1. : wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction


a. : the rubbing or scraping of the surface layer of cells or tissue from an area of the skin or mucous membrane ; also : a place so abraded

b. : the mechanical wearing away of the tooth surfaces by chewing

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