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abrasion

a·bra·sion

abrasion

 
pronunciation:
breI zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spot or patch that has been scraped, as on the skin.
She received some minor abrasions in the accident, but otherwise her condition is fine.
synonyms:
fret, scrape
similar words:
chafe, corrosion, graze, scratch, scuff, sore
definition 2: the act or process of rubbing, scraping, or wearing away; friction.
synonyms:
attrition, erosion, scrape
similar words:
corrosion, friction, scratch
Word Parts
The word abrasion contains the following parts:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
ras, rad, raz Latin root that means scrape
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-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.