Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 331 (Friction)

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#331. Friction. -- N. friction, attrition; rubbing, abrasion, scraping &c. v.; confrication|, detrition, contrition|, affriction[obs], abrasion, arrosion|, limature|, frication[obs], rub; elbow grease; rosin; massage; roughness &c. 256.

rolling friction, sliding friction, starting friction.

V. rub, scratch, scrape, scrub, slide, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub out, wear down, gnaw; file, grind &c. (reduce to powder) 330.

set one's teeth on edge; rosin.

Adj. anatriptic[obs]; attrite[obs].