Definitions for abrasionəˈbreɪ ʒən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bra•sionəˈbreɪ ʒən(n.)

  1. a scraped spot or area; the result of rubbing or abrading:

    abrasions on his leg.

    Category: Pathology

  2. the act or process of abrading.

Origin of abrasion:

1650–60; < ML abrāsiō < L abrād(ere) (see abrade )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation(noun)

    an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

  2. abrasion, attrition, corrasion, detrition(noun)

    erosion by friction

  3. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition(noun)

    the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice


  1. abrasion(Noun)

    The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.

  2. abrasion(Noun)

    The substance thus rubbed off.

  3. abrasion(Noun)

    A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.

  4. abrasion(Noun)

    The wearing away of the surface of the tooth by chewing.

  5. abrasion(Noun)

    The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.

  6. Origin: * First attested in 1656.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abrasion(noun)

    the act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins

  2. Abrasion(noun)

    the substance rubbed off

  3. Abrasion(noun)

    a superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds


  1. Abrasion

    In dermatology, an abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to the skin, no deeper than the epidermis. It is less severe than a laceration, and bleeding, if present, is minimal. Mild abrasions, also known as grazes or scrapes, do not scar or bleed, but deep abrasions may lead to the formation of scar tissue. A more traumatic abrasion that removes all layers of skin is called an avulsion. Abrasion injuries most commonly occur when exposed skin comes into moving contact with a rough surface, causing a grinding or rubbing away of the upper layers of the epidermis.

Translations for abrasion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an injury caused by scraping or grazing the skin

minor abrasions.

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