friction

Part of speech: noun

The rubbing together of two bodies, or the hindrance to motion so produced; attrition.

Part of speech: adjective

Frictional.

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Usage examples "friction":

  1. It was a congenial fit, and Penrod again began to move slowly from side to side, finding the friction soothing. - "Penrod and Sam", Booth Tarkington.
  2. He unfolded the paper, which was crumpled as if with long friction in the pocket, and read aloud - " Let no one be accused of my death. - "Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories", Henry Seton Merriman.
  3. And hence, the story adds, Samoa, ever since the days of Ti'iti'i, has eaten cooked food from the fire which is got from the friction of rubbing one piece of dry wood against another. - "Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before", George Turner.