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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: abrasio, from abradere; ABRADE

abrasion

noun
     
a‧bra‧sion
1 [countable] an area on the surface of your skin that has been injured by being rubbed against something hard:
She was treated for cuts and abrasions.
2 [uncountable] the process of rubbing a surface very hard so that it becomes damaged or disappears:
extra protection against abrasion

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