What does abrasion mean?

Definitions for abrasionəˈbreɪ ʒən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abrasion.

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

  4. Origin: [L. abrasio, fr. abradere. See Abrade.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abrasion

    ab-rā′zhun, n. the act of rubbing off.—adj. and n. Abrā′sive. [See Abrade.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abrasion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abrasion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jody Thompson:

    He did not have a spot on his body that didn’t have a bruise or abrasion… It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

  2. Lucy Skinner:

    It was possible to see abrasion along the edges of the leather scales, meaning that the armor had seen considerable use. That suggests that Tutankhamun had worn it, and that perhaps he had even seen battle.

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