Meaning of “abrasion” in the English Dictionary


"abrasion" in English

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uk /əˈbreɪ.ʒən/ us /əˈbreɪ.ʒən/ specialized

[ 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.

(Definition of “abrasion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abrasionnoun [ U ]

us /əˈbreɪ·ʒən/

earth science the gradual rubbing away of the surface of rock, for example, by other rock, water, or a glacier (= large moving mass of ice)

(Definition of “abrasion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)