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Definition of abrasion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a damaged area of the skin where it has been rubbed against something hard and rough He suffered cuts and abrasions to the face.
  2. 2[uncountable] damage to a surface caused by rubbing something very hard against it Diamonds have extreme resistance to abrasion.
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