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abrasionnoun

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)
Translations of “abrasion”
in Spanish abrasión…
in Vietnamese chỗ trầy da…
in Malaysian melecet…
in Thai รอยถลอก…
in French écorchure…
in German die Abschürfung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 磨损,磨耗, 擦伤, (皮肤)擦伤处…
in Indonesian lecet…
in Chinese (Traditional) 磨損,磨耗, 擦傷, (皮膚)擦傷處…
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