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abrasion

noun uk   /əˈbreɪ.ʒən/ specialized us  
[U] geology, engineering the process of rubbing away the surface of something: There seems to have been some abrasion of the surface. [C] medical a place where the surface of something, such as skin, has been rubbed away: She had a small abrasion on her knee.
Translations of “abrasion”
in Spanish abrasión…
in French écorchure…
in German die Abschürfung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 磨損,磨耗, 擦傷, (皮膚)擦傷處…
in Chinese (Simplified) 磨损,磨耗, 擦伤, (皮肤)擦伤处…
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