abrasion

  1. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  2. erosion by friction
  3. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

abrasion

A form of mechanical weathering that occurs when loose fragments or particles of rocks and minerals that are being transported, as by water or air, collide with each other or scrape the surfaces of stationary rocks.
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abrasion

(ә-bra´zhәn) the wearing away of a substance or structure, such as the skin or teeth, through some unusual or abnormal process. a wound caused by rubbing or scraping the skin or a mucous membrane; a “skinned knee” and a “floor burn” are common examples. To treat the inju...
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Abrasion

(F abrasion, R abraziune, frecare)Wear or removal of the surface of a solid material as a result of relative movement of other solid bodies in contact with it (BS CP3)
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abrasion

(from the article `glacial landform`) Glacial erosion is caused by two different processes: abrasion and plucking (see above). Nearly all glacially scoured erosional landforms bear the ... Abrasive wear occurs when a hard, rough surface slides over a softer one, producing grooves on the latter. It also can be caused by loose, abrasive ....
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abrasion

(L: a/ab=towards/ away from; radere to scrape) reduction in rock particle size by wearing away.
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abrasion

(L. abrasio) 1. the wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the teeth) through some unusual or abnormal mechanical process. 2. an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane by some unusual or abnormal mechanical process.
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abrasion

[n] - an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off 2. [n] - erosion by friction
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Abrasion

• (n.) The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins. • (n.) The substance rubbed off. • (n.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
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abrasion

scratch noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
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abrasion

(earth science) In earth science, type of erosion in which rock fragments scrape and grind away a surface. It is also known as corrasion. The rock fragments may be carried by rivers, wind, ice, or the sea. Striations, or grooves, on rock surfaces are common abrasions, caused by the scratching ...
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Abrasion

[dental] Abrasion is the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from a foreign element. If this force begins at the cementoenamel junction, then progression of tooth loss can be rapid since enamel is very thin in this region of the tooth. Once past the enamel, abrasion quickly destroys the softer dentin and cementum structures. Possib...
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Abrasion

[geology] Abrasion is the mechanical scraping of a rock surface by friction between rocks and moving particles during their transport by wind, glacier, waves, gravity, running water or erosion. After friction, the moving particles dislodge loose and weak debris from the side of the rock. The intensity of abrasion depends on the hardness, co...
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Abrasion

[mechanical] Abrasion is the process of scuffing, scratching, wearing down, marring, or rubbing away. It can be intentionally imposed in a controlled process using an abrasive. Abrasion can be an undesirable effect of exposure to normal use or exposure to the elements. ==Abrasion in stone shaping== Ancient artists working in stone would use...
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Abrasion

[medical] 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 traumat...
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Abrasion

Ab·ra'sion noun [ Latin abrasio , from abradere . See Abrade .] 1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins. 2. The substance rubbed off. Berkeley. 3. (Medicine) A superf...
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abrasion

1. <pathology> The wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the teeth) through some unusual or abnormal mechanical process. ... 2. <clinical sign> A superficial injury to the skin or other body tissue caused by rubbing or scraping resulting in an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane. ... (11 Nov 1...
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Abrasion

a general wearing away of a surface by constant scratching, usually due to the presence of foreign matter such as dirt, grit, or metallic particles in the lubricant. It may also cause a break down of the material (such as the tooth surfaces of gears). Lack of proper lubrication may result in abrasion.
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Abrasion

A portion of a surface from which the skin has been removed by rubbing.
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Abrasion

A process where hard particles are forced against and moved along a solid surface. See also: Abrasion Hardness, Abrasive, Abrasive Wear.
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Abrasion

A rubbed or scuffed area
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ABRASION

A scrape, minimal bleeding with possible intense pain.
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abrasion

a superficial rub or wearing off of the skin, usually caused by a scrape or "brush burn."
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Abrasion

A superficial wound in which the topmost layers of the skin are scraped off
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abrasion

abrasion 1. A scraping or rubbing off, as of skin. 2. A wearing away by rubbing or scraping, as of rock by wind, water, etc.
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