Meaning of ABRASION in English


/euh bray"zheuhn/ , n.

1. a scraped spot or area; the result of rubbing or abrading: abrasions on his leg caused by falling on the gravel.

2. the act or process of abrading.

[ 1650-60; abrasion- (s. of abrasio ), equiv. to abras ( us ) scraped off (ptp. of abradere; see ABRADE) + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 1. sore, scrape, lesion. 2. rubbing, erosion.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .