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scratched

Said of a surface in which minute groove-like breaks are made in the surface.
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Scratched surfaces of the coatings were then observed using laser microscope.
A"Prurigo" describes the changes that appear in the skin after it has itched and been scratched for a long time.
To experimentally detect the critical load of coating debonding, three different methods were chosen: (1) direct visual observation, (2) exposure of the scratched samples to oxidative liquid, and (3) laser confocal scanning microscopy (LSCM) examination of surface profile changes.
1 : to scrape or rub lightly <scratch an itch> <He scratched his head.
I am sure, after all, that each of these groups gets scratched, but none of them will have to endure the kind of devastating scratch that only a cat with talon-like nails and deeply mischievous intent can inflict.
James Spinks, co-founder of Birmingham-based Scratch Wizards, has secured a deal to repair scratched car bodywork at Arnold Clark dealerships at Oldbury and West Bromwich.
Gesturing of this type frequently occurs during social grooming, causing the provider to shift his activities to where the recipient scratched himself.
With Scratch Guard Coat a car's scratched surface will return to its original state anywhere from one day to a week, depending on temperature and the depth of the scratch, according to the company.
The paint, called the ''Scratch Guard Coat,'' enables a scratched surface to return to its original state on its own, with the process taking one to seven days depending on temperatures and the scratch's depth, it said.
Scratched surfaces with the new coat applied on are eventually restored to a condition close to the original one, depending on temperature and scratched depths.