Synonyms for abrasion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-brey-zhuhn
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbreɪ ʒən

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Définition of abrasion

Origin :
  • 1650s, from Medieval Latin abrasionem (nominative abrasio) "a scraping," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin abradere "to scrape away, shave off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + radere "to scrape" (see raze).
  • noun scraped area
  • noun scraping or wearing down by friction
Example sentences :
  • His remaining works are much injured by scaling or the abrasion of the colors.
  • Extract from : « Introduction to Robert Browning » by Hiram Corson
  • The discipline of the force in this respect is nothing; it is worn away by abrasion.
  • Extract from : « Chicago, Satan's Sanctum » by L. O. Curon
  • There appears to be no evidence whatever of abrasion by use.
  • Extract from : « Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans » by William H. Holmes
  • Is the ground moraine of Figure 87 due chiefly to abrasion or to plucking?
  • Extract from : « The Elements of Geology » by William Harmon Norton
  • Often, indeed, one side may show no trace whatsoever of abrasion.
  • Extract from : « Fragments of Earth Lore » by James Geikie
  • When matter rubs against matter, particles are lost by abrasion.
  • Extract from : « Bible Romances » by George W. Foote
  • But this is a Brahminical absurdity, rusted to its core by the abrasion of ages.
  • Extract from : « Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues » by John Alberger
  • There is no abrasion of the mucous membrane beneath the deposit.
  • Extract from : « A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II » by Various
  • Erysipelas is contagious, especially if the bacteria get into an abrasion in the skin.
  • Extract from : « Essays In Pastoral Medicine » by Austin Malley
  • The virus might enter through an abrasion on the priest's hand.
  • Extract from : « Essays In Pastoral Medicine » by Austin Malley

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