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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 ​gradualrubbing away of the ​surface of ​rock, for ​example, by other ​rock, ​water, or a ​glacier (= ​largemovingmass 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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