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- 1. abrasion, attrition, corrasion, detrition, erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away
- usage: erosion by friction
- 2. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition, friction, rubbing
- usage: the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
- 3. friction, detrition, rubbing, effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
- usage: effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
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See also: detrition (Dictionary)