abrasion /əˈbreɪʒ(ə)n/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the process of scraping or wearing something away

the metal is resistant to abrasion.
2. [ count noun] an area damaged by scraping or wearing away

there were cuts and abrasions to the lips and jaw.
– origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin abrasio(n-), from the verb abradere (see abrade).

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