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|part of speech:
||the rubbing of surfaces against each other.
Oil prevents friction from wearing down engine parts too quickly.Friction creates heat.
||the resistance of a surface to relative motion, as of an object sliding or rolling over it.
When the ice is rough and snowy, there is too much friction to skate well.
||conflict between people or groups of people; contention.
Friction between the two countries centers on a dispute over the border.At our last family gathering, I could sense friction between my mother and my aunt.
||abrasion, antagonism, breach, chasm, collision, conflict, discord, drag