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detrition

Definitions of detrition
  1. noun
    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
    synonyms: friction, rubbing
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    types:
    attrition
    the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction
    type of:
    effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  2. noun
    erosion by friction
    synonyms: abrasion, attrition, corrasion
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    type of:
    eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away
    (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
  3. noun
    the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
    synonyms: abrasion, attrition, grinding
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    type of:
    friction, rubbing
    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
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