HyperDic: abrasion

English > 3 senses of the word abrasion:
NOUNstateabrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriationan abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
processabrasion, attrition, corrasion, detritionerosion by friction
phenomenonabrasion, grinding, attrition, detritionthe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
abrasion > pronunciation
Soundsahbrey'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > abrasion: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.
Synonymsscratch, scrape, excoriation
NarrowergrazeA superficial abrasion
rope burnabrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope
Broaderwound, lesionAn injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
Spanishabrasión, arañazo, rasgadura, rasguño, raspadura, roce
Catalanabrasió, esgarrapada, esgarrinxada, rascada
Verbsabradewear away
English > abrasion: 3 senses > noun 2, process
Meaningerosion by friction.
Synonymsattrition, corrasion, detrition
Broadererosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
Spanishabrasión, corrasion, corrosión, desgaste, rozadura
Catalanabrasió
Verbsabradewear away
English > abrasion: 3 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningThe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice.
Synonymsgrinding, attrition, detrition
Broaderfriction, rubbingThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
Spanishabrasión
Catalanabrasió
Verbsabradewear away

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