abrasion

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Synonyms for abrasion

Synonyms for abrasion

an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

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The people who became infected were those who had the abrasions, and not those who had intact skin.
Pellman also said he could not judge whether artificial turf causes more abrasions than do grass fields, which sometimes freeze solid in December and January.
found abrasion in wheel hubs on some buses in 2002 and offered to replace the hubs for free, contradicting the manufacturer's official claim at that time that abrasion was unlikely to occur on buses, sources close to the case said Thursday.
The abrasions usually heal in less than 24 hours and don't cause problems.
Madison, WI, in conjunction with Penda Corporation, a manufacturer of drop-in bedliners and other vehicle accessories, spray-on liners which consist of a coating applied directly to the truck bed surface, provide only one-tenth the abrasion resistance and half the dent protection offered by leading drop-in liners.
The coatings' weather and abrasion resistance are said to be high, offering reduced coefficient of friction for improved slip and sound reduction.
was admitted with a possible back injury and bruises and abrasions to his hip, knees and elbow.
Yet at the same time, Richter has the capacity to make us feel what it's like to be within the paint, to experience that stratification and progressive, controlled removal of stains, abrasions, signs, and chromatic "events.
The PolyMem dressing material also is used to manage both open and closed wounds, and as a covering to help protect skin from chafing or abrasions caused by equipment.
The wound eventually healed, but Hill learned how dangerous foot abrasions can be for diabetics.
It is used for moistening absorbent wound dressings and for debriding and cleaning acute and chronic dermal lesions, such as Stage I-IV pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, post-surgical wounds, first- and second-degree burns, abrasions and minor irritations of the skin.
Semelsberger, the most seriously injured of the survivors, was airlifted to Santa Rosa Sutter Memorial Hospital after suffering a concussion, broken teeth, cut lip and abrasions to his nose and ear.
This high level of performance is achieved through the use of 3M's ClearTek(TM) capacitive touch screens which have the added benefit of increased durability by resisting scratches, abrasions and everyday contaminants such as dirt, liquids and harsh chemicals.
She received severe and permanent injuries, including head injuries with severe lacerations and abrasions to her face, shoulders, upper and lower extremities and torso.
The first product to emerge from this alliance is the Diabetic Skin Therapy line, which was developed, in part, to aid diabetics to alleviate dry skin and promote healing of minor wounds and abrasions.