1. [ noun ] (geology) erosion by friction
Synonyms: corrasion detrition attrition
Related terms: erosion abrade
2. [ noun ] (medicine) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
Synonyms: scratch excoriation scrape
Related terms: wound graze rope_burn scratch scrape rub chafe abrade
3. [ noun ] (physics) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
Synonyms: attrition detrition grinding
Related terms: friction abrade
Similar spelling:   abrasive