abrasion abrasion  /əb ˈreɪ ʒən/


  1. (n) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  2. (n) erosion by friction
  3. (n) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice


  1. Patrick spins highly abrasion-resistant yarn for military applications, moisture-absorption and -retention yarn for fiber-optic cables and antimicrobial yarn for water filtration.
  2. That would have caused an abrasion in the insulation and made possible the arc that ignited the blaze.
  3. More dramatic, a rock-abrasion tool equipped with diamond-tipped grinding wheels will gouge samples open.


  1. Electric Vehicle Charging Cables will feature C-UL-US Mark.

    Compliant to RoHS2 and suitable for wet location use, 300 and 600 V Next Gen EV Cables withstand temperatures of 105°C and feature cold temperature impact rating of -40°C. FT2 rated cables are non marking and offer resistance to abrasion, crush, oil, chemicals, UV, weld flash, and weld slag. Available in standard straight or retractile options, cables are suited for homes, public charging ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. FDA approves new St. Jude heart devices that address previous problems

    The company recalled earlier devices because leads were damaged by abrasion. New devices have special coating and new algorithm.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. "At approximately 7:30 pm tonight Governor Perry broke his right collarbone and received a minor abrasion to his right elbow due to a mountain biking accident near his residence," a Rick Perry press office said in a statement.
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Rick Perry Source: News Spoiler

  2. "The SG ball is very different from the Kookaburra because it has high abrasion resistance and excellent shape retention," said Latif. "Its seam is also very thick and lifted. And our bowlers are very good at using cricket balls that remain...
    on Feb 14, 2005 By: Rashid Latif Source: CricInfo.com

  3. "Anthony has an abrasion, but it's half the size that it was, so it's healing well," Coach Stan Van Gundy said Wednesday.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: Brian Schmitz's Magic BasketBlog (blog)

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