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detrition

[dih-trish-uh n] /dɪˈtrɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
the act of wearing away by rubbing.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Medieval Latin dētrītiōn- (stem of dētrītiō), equivalent to Latin dētrīt(us) (past participle of dēterere; see detritus) + -iōn- -ion
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detrition

/dɪˈtrɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of rubbing or wearing away by friction
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin dētrītiō, from Latin dētrītus worn away; see detriment
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detrition in Medicine

detrition de·tri·tion (dĭ-trĭsh'ən)
n.
The act of wearing away by friction.

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