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1  —as in:
suffered an abrasion
Definition area where the skin is torn or worn off


erosion by friction
  • Mild abrasions, such as a scraped knee, can be treated at home.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • To treat a mild abrasion, start by cleaning it with soap and water and applying an antibiotic ointment.
  • apply oil to minimize mechanical abrasion
  • When I touched the abrasion, Shawn released a long sigh and his eyes opened.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • abrasion = area where the skin was torn or worn off
  • You had three broken ribs, a cracked tibia, countless abrasions, and a horrific amount of blood loss, Otis.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "Lots of abrasions," she said.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • While he examined her he explained about abrasions and contusions and the healing process.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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2  —as in:
abrasion of the rubber
Definition wear away by rubbing
  • 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.
abraded = wear away by rubbing
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • His hands were abraded and exhausted, but he listened to his heart.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • The clean cuffed hand holds up an abraded stick.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Stoddard, dazed, bruised, abraded, was back in the tonneau struggling up with Uncle Pros's assistance.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The familiar sensation of an abraded shin recalled his dazed faculties.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  A Horseman in the Sky
  • In a blink, she gulped down the rabbits and then licked clean the stone with the organs, abrading the slate with the barbs on her tongue.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He was mounted on a traditional Haitian saddle, made of straw, designed, it would seem, to abrade the backs of donkeys and ponies until they bled.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • And then Liv, too, must be misremembering the scene, for she's been equally grateful and then nervous, no doubt abraded by this rough brush with mortality.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He had a moment to register the feel of her skin under his hands, ...abrading against the urgent need to mate.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Whether from terror or courage, Cosette had not breathed a sound, though her hands were a little abraded.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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