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abrasure

noun

the act or process of abrasion

Examples

Happily some cracks, abrasures of the soil, and other irregularities, served the place of steps; and we descended slowly; allowing our heavy luggage to slip.

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by 1820

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  • He did not feel the torn skin on face and hands, nor know that a fresh torrent of blood burst from the abrasure on his head.

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