Definition of abrasion :
1. A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
2. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
3. The substance rubbed off.
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blemish (part of speech: noun)
fault, drawback, blotch, pockmark, scratch, hack, deformity, notch, eyesore, scrape, stigma, mark, damage, rift, blemish, discoloration, lesion, blot, fleck, scar, defect, nick, splotch, gash, check, spoilage, scuff, impurity, kink, distortion, freckle, flaw, tarnish, stain, blister, speck, score, spot, hurt, hole, weal, brand, imperfection, disfigurement, dot, chip, crack, wart, sore, slit, mar, defacement, scab, fracture
friction (part of speech: noun)
- Differences in the houses, breaks below water, two doors instead of one, platforms like an oven instead of a shelf, are probably explained by the continual abrasion of the current. - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.
- Ore minerals concentrated in placers are those which resist abrasion and chemical solution during the processes of weathering and transportation, and which have a density sufficiently high so that they are partially sorted out and concentrated from the accompanying quartz and other minerals. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
- They were extremely sensitive to pain, his hands, and a little pinch or abrasion would cause him marked discomfort. - "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson.