HyperDic: detrition

English > 3 senses of the word detrition:
NOUNprocessdetrition, abrasion, attrition, corrasionerosion by friction
phenomenondetrition, grinding, abrasion, attritionthe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
actdetrition, friction, rubbingeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
English > detrition: 3 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningerosion by friction.
Synonymsabrasion, attrition, corrasion
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
English > detrition: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice.
Synonymsgrinding, abrasion, attrition
Broaderfriction, rubbingThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
Spanishabrasión
Catalanabrasió
English > detrition: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure.
Synonymsfriction, rubbing
NarrowerattritionThe act of rubbing together
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishfricción, frotamiento, rozamiento
Catalanfrec, fricció

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