What is another word for detrition?

Pronunciation: [dɛtɹˈɪʃən] (IPA)

Detrition is a term that denotes the wearing away of something through friction, pressure, or erosion. For those who want to add variety to their writing and speech, there are several synonyms that can be used to convey the same idea. These include abrasion, wearing, rubbing, erosion, scuffing, chafing, and gnawing. Abrasion denotes the wearing away of a surface due to friction, while wearing suggests a gradual loss of material due to consistent use. Rubbing refers to the contact of two surfaces that causes wear and tear, while erosion refers to the breaking down of materials due to weathering or natural processes. Scuffing and chafing refer to the wearing away of a material due to friction and gnawing suggests a slow and persistent wear caused by biting or chewing.

What are the hypernyms for Detrition?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for detrition (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Detrition?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Detrition

There is the gradual invisible detrition of rings upon the finger, of stones hollowed out by dripping water, of the ploughshare in the field, and the flags upon the streets, and the brazen statues of the gods whose fingers men kiss as they pass the gates, and the rocks that the salt sea-brine eats into along the shore.
"A Short History of Greek Philosophy"
John Marshall
The site or lie of the city is principally in two hollow basins, in which the detrition of houses forms now a soil for grain, for fruit gardens and good tobacco.
"Byeways in Palestine"
James Finn
And when, a hundred years hence, some antiquary reads this story in a number of the Omaha Intelligencer, which has escaped the detrition of the thirty-six thousand days and nights, he will say,- Why, this was the beginning of what we do now!
"The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories"
Hale, Edward Everett

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