Definitions for: Detrition

[n] effort expended in rubbing one object against another
[n] the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
[n] erosion by friction

Webster (1913) Definition: De*tri"tion, n. [LL. detritio. See Detriment.]
A wearing off or away.

Phonograms which by process long-continued detrition
have reached a step of extreme simplicity. --I. Taylor

Synonyms: abrasion, abrasion, attrition, attrition, corrasion, friction, grinding, rubbing

See Also: attrition, eating away, effort, elbow grease, eroding, erosion, exertion, friction, rubbing, sweat, travail, wearing, wearing away

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