|1.||the process of scraping or wearing down by friction|
|2.||a scraped area or spot; graze|
|3.||geography attrition Compare corrasion the effect of mechanical erosion of rock, esp a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it; wearing down|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin abrāsiōn-, from the past participle of Latin abrādere to |
abrasion a·bra·sion (ə-brā'zhən)
A scraping away of a portion of a surface.
The wearing down or rubbing away or removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane in a limited area.
The pathological wearing away of tooth substance by mechanical means; grinding.
|abrasion (ə-brā'zhən) Pronunciation Key