What is another word for abrasion?

Pronunciation: [ɐbɹˈe͡ɪʒən] (IPA)

Abrasions are a type of injury to the skin that occur when the skin is scraped or rubbed against a rough surface. There are several synonyms for the word abrasion, including scrape, scratch, graze, and cut. Each of these words describes a slightly different type of injury to the skin, with scrapes and scratches being more superficial and grazes and cuts being deeper and more severe. Other synonyms for abrasion may include chafe, rasp, and abrade. It is important to properly treat abrasions to prevent infection and promote healing, including cleaning the wound, applying a bandage, and taking pain medication if necessary.

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Usage examples for Abrasion

I conclude, however, that most of the large blue spaces, have subsided without many and great elevatory oscillations, because only a few upraised atolls have been observed: the supposition that such elevations have taken place, but that the upraised parts have been worn down by the surf, and thus have escaped observation, is overruled by the very considerable depth of the lagoons of all the larger atolls; for this could not have been the case, if they had suffered repeated elevations and abrasion.
Darwin, Charles
Ehrenberg also asserts that most of the islets, even the lowest, have a flat abraded basis, composed of the same tertiary formation: he believes that as soon as the surf wears down the protuberant parts of a bank, just beneath the level of the sea, the surface becomes protected from further abrasion by the growth of coral, and he thus accounts for the existence of so many banks standing on a level with the surface of this sea.
Darwin, Charles
The abrasion upon the stiff mud of the ant-heap showed where his back had rested,-the mark of his body was visible in the dust, and a groove-like furrow in the turf had been made by his huge tusk.
"Popular Adventure Tales"
Mayne Reid

Famous quotes with Abrasion

  • The trouble with oaths of the form, , is that eventually, given enough time and abrasion, they separate the world into just two sorts of people: the dead, and the forsworn.
    Lois McMaster Bujold
  • He had detected a certain sensitivity, a capacity for imagination, in the the girl in New York. But the years and the roads, the bars and the cars and the beds and the bottles — they all have flinty edges, and they are the cruel upholstery in the dark tunnel down which the soul rolls and tumbles until no more abrasion is possible, until the ultimate hardness is achieved. So here she sat, having achieved the bland defensive heartiness of a ten-dollar whore.
    John D. MacDonald

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