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Definition of "abrasion" []

  • The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction. (noun)
  • A scraped or worn area. (noun)
  • A scraped area on the skin or on a mucous membrane, resulting from injury or irritation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "abrasion" in a sentence
  • "That can sometimes happen with bruising, but not with an abrasion, which is what we see on Oliveaux's cheek."
  • "As you'll see in a moment, the very essence of early tooth care was "abrasion," and it stayed this way for a very long time."
  • "And even though "abrasion" is still a component in modern toothpastes, it's much less prevalent than it used to be."