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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

That which is rubbed off. Also: The process of rubbing a surface very hard so that it becomes damaged or disappears.

Usage examples (33)
  • Tires have a limited lifespan due to abrasion.
  • And even though "abrasion" is still a component in modern toothpastes, it's much less prevalent than it used to be.
  • As you'll see in a moment, the very essence of early tooth care was "abrasion," and it stayed this way for a very long time.
  • He was right; there was a minute abrasion visible. for more
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