follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for detrition

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
detrition in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for detrition

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for detrition

0
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for detrition