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Abrasion

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Abra'sion. [See Abrade.]

  1. The act of abrading; a rubbing off.
  2. [In medicine.] The wearing away of the natural mucus, which covers the membranes, particularly those of the stomach and guts, by corrosive or sharp medicines, or humours. Quincy.

  3. The matter worn off by the attrition of bodies.

Sources: Quincy, John (60)

Attributes: None (44)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abrasion." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 26, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=767.


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