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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
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abrasion abrasions
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  • Mild abrasions, such as a scraped knee, can be treated at home.
  • To treat a mild abrasion, start by cleaning it with soap and water and applying an antibiotic ointment.
  • apply oil to minimize mechanical abrasion
  • Someone had even cleaned and wrapped the mild abrasions on my hands and the knife wound from three days ago when Ambrose’s thugs had tried to kill me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • But now all balance is lost and we plunge down headlong, both of us, noisily and without grace, gathering momentum and abrasions as we go.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I checked the groom’s hands and arms for abrasions.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • While he examined her he explained about abrasions and contusions and the healing process.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • He gingerly felt the abrasions and winced.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Mixed in with the abrasions and lacerations which most people in the hospital had suffered, he began to find dreadful burns.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Back in his office, he wept; and when he finished weeping he washed the blood from his mouth and nose, scrubbed the dirt from the abrasions on his cheek and forehead, and summoned Sergeant Towser.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • The cranium had been smashed open by some blunt instrument, leaving the naked brains exposed, and the cerebral matter had suffered deep abrasions.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • You fall off a motorcycle at forty miles an hour and hit your head on gravel, the gravel will leave behind patterned abrasions that don’t look like anything else.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • For Mason had called his attention to them and insisted that no blow from a boat would make both abrasions.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The old devotee moved the boy nearer to the fire and made him comfortable; doctored his small bruises and abrasions with a deft and tender hand; and then set about preparing and cooking a supper —chatting pleasantly all the time, and occasionally stroking the lad’s cheek or patting his head, in such a gently caressing way that in a little while all the fear and repulsion inspired by the archangel were changed to reverence and affection for the man.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Lacerations and abrasions on other parts of the body were concordant with a struggle.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • You had three broken ribs, a cracked tibia, countless abrasions, and a horrific amount of blood loss, Otis.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • "Lots of abrasions," she said.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Abrasions on my legs, which will require skin grafts; and on my face, which will require cosmetic surgery—but, as the doctors note, that is only if I am lucky.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • "It just won’t budge," Mrs. Weasley was saying anxiously, standing over Hermione with her wand in her hand and a copy of The Healer’s Helpmate open at "Bruises, Cuts, and Abrasions."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Certainly wide enough . but there are abrasions along the vaginal walls consistent with some kind of ring.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Eve noted there was no sign of bruising, no tears or abrasions on the knuckles.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • By the light of a lantern, he had examined himself and found: left clavicle fractured; multiple abrasions and lacerations of face and body, including deep cuts on the chin, back, and legs; extensive contusions on chest and trunk: a couple of ribs possibly fractured.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The labia was normal, what you would assume postintercourse, and there were no internal abrasions like with the first bride.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Several marks and abrasions found upon the dead girl’s head and face, as well as the testimony of three men who arrived on the scene while the search was still on and testified to having met a young man who answered to the description of Golden or Graham in the woods to the south of the lake the night before, caused many to conclude that a murder had been committed and that the murderer was seeking to make his escape.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • (The bruises and small abrasions on her arms and neck.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
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Associated words [difficulty]:   abrasion [7] , laceration [3] , contusion [7] , abrasive [6] , abrasive [7]
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