Abrasion vs. Excoriation

Abrasion vs. Excoriation — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Abrasion and Excoriation

Abrasionnoun

The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction.

Excoriationverb

To censure strongly; denounce

“preparing to excoriate him for his insufficient preparations” (Neil Bascomb).

Abrasionnoun

A scraped or worn area.

Excoriationverb

To criticize (something) harshly

“After excoriating the vapid culture of movie-star worship ... he's ended up at that trough” (Maureen Dowd).

Abrasionnoun

A scraped area on the skin or on a mucous membrane, resulting from injury or irritation.

Excoriationverb

To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).

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Abrasionnoun

The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.

Excoriationnoun

The act of excoriating or flaying.

Abrasionnoun

(obsolete) The substance thus rubbed off; debris.

Excoriationnoun

The excoriated place, or the state of being excoriated or stripped of the skin; abrasion.

Abrasionnoun

(geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.

Excoriationnoun

A severe verbal denouncing.

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Abrasionnoun

An abraded, scraped, or worn area.

Excoriationnoun

an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Abrasionnoun

(medicine) A superficial wound caused by scraping; an area of skin where the cells on the surface have been scraped or worn away.

Excoriationnoun

severe censure

Abrasionnoun

(dentistry) The wearing away of the surface of the tooth by chewing.

Abrasionnoun

an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Abrasionnoun

erosion by friction

Abrasionnoun

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