- 1The process of scraping or wearing something away: the metal is resistant to abrasionMore example sentences
- The ability to coat surfaces - making them stronger, lighter and more resistant to corrosion or abrasion - has many applications.
- Roundness is increased by abrasion and chemical weathering processes, which blunt particle edges, and decreased by fracturing, which creates new, unworn edges.
- Seliger's labor-intensive techniques of accretion and abrasion often mimic geologic processes.
- 1.1 [count noun] An area damaged by scraping or wearing away: there were cuts and abrasions to the lips and jawMore example sentences
- Or you can mix 25 drops into 100 ml of hot water and gently apply to cuts, abrasions, sores and ulcers.
- Brady also suffered numerous cuts, abrasions and contusions.
- Superficial cuts, scratches, abrasions, minor burns, stings and bites will heal with the same treatment.
mid 17th century: from Latin abrasio(n-), from the verb abradere (see abrade).