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abrasion

Geography the effect of mechanical erosion of rock, esp a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it; wearing down

abrasion

[ə′brā·zhən]
(engineering)
The removal of surface material from any solid through the frictional action of another solid, a liquid, or a gas or combination thereof.
A surface discontinuity brought about by roughening or scratching.
(geology)
Wearing away of sedimentary rock chiefly by currents of water laden with sand and other rock debris and by glaciers.
(medicine)
A spot denuded of skin, mucous membrane, or superficial epithelium by rubbing or scraping.

abrasion

A surface discontinuity caused by roughening or scratching.
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At about the same time, similar abrasions were also found on several local buses used by private bus companies in the cities of Nagano and Hakodate, Hokkaido, and the hubs were replaced, the sources said.
Second, abrasions and open cuts facilitate higher penetration (ATSDR 1999b).
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He was admitted with a broken nose, numerous facial abrasions and a compound fracture of the right leg.
The magma of superimposed colors (a sort of cool informal painting, completely nonexpressionist, nonpsychological, but seen through the lens of a camera), the blotches, the abrasions, the brush and spatula strokes thus acquire a sort of iterative order, that of a geometric cage.