Abrasion vs Chaff - What's the difference?

abrasion | chaff |


As nouns the difference between abrasion and chaff

is that abrasion is abrasion while chaff is the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.

As a verb chaff is

to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

abrasion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.
  • (obsolete) The substance thus rubbed off; debris.
  • (geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.
  • An abraded, scraped, or worn area.
  • (medicine) A superficial wound caused by scraping; an area of skin where the cells on the surface have been scraped or worn away.
  • (dentistry) The wearing away of the surface of the tooth by chewing.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

    * contusion * laceration

    References

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    chaff

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
  • To separate out the chaff , early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.
  • * Dryden
  • So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
  • By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
  • There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff .
  • * Shakespeare
  • the chaff and ruin of the times
  • Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
  • Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  • * Wyatt
  • By adding chaff' to his corn, the horse must take more time to eat it. In this way ' chaff is very useful.
  • Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
  • Derived terms

    * separate the wheat from the chaff

    See also

    * bran

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
  • To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.