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Multiple Meanings
abrasion — as in:  suffered an abrasion

Mild abrasions, such as a scraped knee, can be treated at home.
area where the skin is torn or worn off


erosion by friction
abrade — as in:  abrasion of the rubber

We’re convinced the skid marks are from her car because the rubber abraded from her tires is consistent with the length of the skid marks that lead to the crash.
wear away by rubbing
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