Noun Abrasion Definition and Examples







The process of scraping or wearing something away.
  1. 'The signs at the left, top, and right can still be read, but the row along the bottom of the panel is irretrievable due to severe abrasion and loss.'
  2. 'This requires a precise process: too much abrasion will weaken the joints and cause premature device failure.'
  3. 'When made into a fiber they demonstrate low moisture absorption and good resistance to abrasion.'
  4. 'If the abrasive medium remains intact, the process is described as low stress abrasion.'
  5. 'High disarticulation, fragmentation, and abrasion indicate high environmental energy and turbulence and significant lateral transport.'
  6. 'The lifeline is a long, heavy, braided rope that is resistant to abrasion, sunlight, and moisture.'
  7. 'Geological evidence for precipitation, erosion, mechanical abrasion and other fluvial activity says that the physical processes shaping Titan are much the same as those shaping Earth.'
  8. 'This suggests derivation from a sedimentary precursor in which zircons would reflect recycling and abrasion during sedimentary processes.'
  9. 'Thermoplastic tips have generally shown good resistance to abrasion and corrosion, but may vary in wear life depending on the specific material used to mold the tips.'
  10. 'Some individuals may even develop welts just from local exposure to cold or mechanical abrasion.'
  11. 'there were cuts and abrasions to the lips and jaw'
  12. 'Doyle said there were small superficial abrasions and bruises on the body which were caused by the fall or the rocks.'
  13. 'The nurse assesses the patient's skin condition, noting any areas of redness or abrasions.'
  14. 'His crumpled body revealed brain damage, multiple fractures, bruises and abrasions.'
  15. 'Superficial cuts, scratches, abrasions, minor burns, stings and bites will heal with the same treatment.'
  16. 'He had a basal skull fracture, lacerations to his scalp, facial abrasions and contusions to both frontal cerebral lobes.'
  17. 'Stephen said the medical report showed no abrasions, lacerations, tears or discharge.'
  18. 'Without the proper equipment, a worker risks injuries such as abrasions, or friction burns.'
  19. 'It is also important to avoid applying bleach or other chemicals to a scalp that has open sores, abrasions or any type of breakouts.'
  20. 'Brady also suffered numerous cuts, abrasions and contusions.'
  21. 'Plastic glazing is susceptible to scratches and abrasions, as well as to damage by certain solvents.'
((n.) The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.|--|(n.) The substance rubbed off.|--|(n.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.|--|)


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.


"There can be abrasion qualities."
"There can be abrasion phs."
"There can be abrasion increases."
"abrasions can be over times."
"abrasions can be on hands."
"abrasions can be on backs."
"abrasions can be in things."
"abrasions can be to lips."
"abrasions can be to jaws."
"abrasions can be to hands."
"abrasions can be to foreheads."
"abrasions can be to faces."
"abrasions can be to arms."
"abrasions can be such as flashingses."
"abrasions can be on vaginas."
"abrasions can be on items."
"nipples can be abrased."
"nights can be abrased."
"abrasions can be in workshops."
"abrasions can be in armpitses."

Mid 17th century: from Latin abrasio(n-), from the verb abradere (see abrade).

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