Abrasion

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Abrasion Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
  • erosion by friction
  • an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off ,
  • erosion by friction ,
  • the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

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Abrasion Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In dermatology, an abrasion is a damage to the skin that affects only the surface, generally not deeper than the epidermis. But it can give mild bleeding. Mild abrasions, also known as 'grazes' do not scar, but deep abrasions may lead to the development of scarring tissue.

Abrasion injuries occur rather often when exposed skin comes into moving contact with a rough surface causing trauma to the upper layers of the epidermis.

Such injuries, where caused by abrasive contact with textiles or carpet, are sometimes referred to as 'rug burn' or 'carpet burn'.



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