1. Noun.  The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.
  2. Noun.  The substance thus rubbed off.
  3. Noun.  (medicine) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
  4. Noun.  (geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.

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