Definitions for abrasionəˈbreɪ ʒən
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abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation(noun)
an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
abrasion, attrition, corrasion, detrition(noun)
erosion by friction
grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition(noun)
the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.
The substance thus rubbed off.
A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
The wearing away of the surface of the tooth by chewing.
The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.
Origin: * First attested in 1656.
the act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins
the substance rubbed off
a superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds
Origin: [L. abrasio, fr. abradere. See Abrade.]
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.
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- изтъркване, абразия, ожулване, изтриванеBulgarian
- abrasióCatalan, Valencian
- Abrasion, AbriebGerman
- γρατζουνιά, εκδορά, αποξύρηση, εκτριβή, απόξεσηGreek
- erosión, raspadura, rasguño, abrasiónSpanish
- kuluma, hiertymä, hiomapöly, hiontaFinnish
- abrasamento, raspagem, abrasãoPortuguese
- трение, абразия, ссадина, истираниеRussian
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