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abrasion (uh BRAY shuhn) (s) (noun), abrasions (pl)
1. Something that has been scraped or rubbed off; such as, skin: The nurse put medication on the abrasion of the child's knee.

The abrasion on Rodney's knee finally healed and the abrasion on Nancy's elbow has been healing very well.

2. A wearing away by rubbing or scraping, as of rock by wind, water, etc.: Years of abrasions had worn the surface of the stones so they are now smooth.

The abrasions on the cliff side were examples of the destructive powers of natural resources, winds, and water.

3. Etymology: from Medieval Latin (about A.D. 700 to A.D. 1500) abrasionem, abrasio, "a scraping"; from Latin abradere, "to scrape away, to shave off"; from ab-, "off" + radere, "to scrape" or "to rub".
This entry is located in the following units: a-, ab-, abs- (page 7) rad-, ras-, raz- (page 1) -sion, -sions (page 1)
Word Entries containing the term: “abrasion
marine abrasion, wave erosion
The erosion of the sea floor by the movement of wave-agitated sediment.
This entry is located in the following unit: mare, mari-, mar- + (page 2)