friction

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wear away with friction abrade
rock, wear down or rub away by friction as a abrade , corrade
scraping away by friction abrasion
rubbing away by friction abrasion , attrition , corrasion
erosion by friction abrasion , attrition , corrasion , detrition
wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice abrasion , attrition , detrition , grinding
wearing away with friction abrasion , detrition
friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) adhesive friction , grip , traction
wearing down by friction attrition
friction, wearing away through attrition
rock worn or rubbed away by friction, process of attrition
act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction attrition
alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction babbitt , Babbitt metal
English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814) Benjamin Thompson , Count Rumford , Thompson
one of the pads that apply friction to both sides of the brake disk brake pad
cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction bushing , cylindrical lining
area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot) callosity , callus
soreness and warmth caused by friction chafe
soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction chafing
covering (usually rope or canvas) of a line or spar to protect it from friction chafing gear
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