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Definition 1: the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for abrasion in the sense of this definition

(abrasion is a kind of ...) the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

Definition 2: erosion by friction - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for abrasion in the sense of this definition

(abrasion is a kind of ...) (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

Definition 3: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for abrasion in the sense of this definition

(abrasion is a kind of ...) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

(... is a kind of abrasion ) a superficial abrasion

(... is a kind of abrasion ) abrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope

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