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 for detrition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Detrition \De*tri"tion\, n. [LL. detritio. See Detriment.]
     A wearing off or away.
     [1913 Webster]
           Phonograms which by process long-continued detrition
           have reached a step of extreme simplicity. --I. Taylor
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: erosion by friction [syn: abrasion, attrition,
           corrasion, detrition]
      2: the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water
         or wind or ice [syn: grinding, abrasion, attrition,
      3: effort expended in moving one object over another with
         pressure [syn: friction, detrition, rubbing]

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