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The act of wearing away by friction.
[Medieval Latin dētrītiō, dētrītiōn-, from Latin dētrītus, past participle of dēterere, to lessen, rub away; see detriment.]
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the act of rubbing or wearing away by friction
[C17: from Medieval Latin dētrītiō, from Latin dētrītus worn away; see detriment]
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the act of wearing away by rubbing.
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|Noun||1.||detrition - erosion by friction|
|2.||detrition - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice|
|3.||detrition - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure|
attrition - the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction
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