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Abrasion meaning

abrasion - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
  2. 2. The substance rubbed off.
  3. 3. A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
  4. 4. A wearing or rubbing away, as of stones by running water, or co ns by constant handling.
  5. 5. Act of scraping off; state of being scraped off.

abrasion - examples of usage

  1. From the very beginning of the disease the animal commences to rub the affected parts; hence the various stages may not always be easily recognized, as the rubbing produces more or less abrasion, thus leaving the skin raw- sometimes bleeding. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. If it was the result of a blow, there may be some abrasion of the skin. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. It is astonishing how many knocks they are called on to receive and how soon the abrasion of rocks and trees will begin to wear them through. - "Camp and Trail", Stewart Edward White.
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