1. I〔こすり合わせること〕rubbing; friction

    摩擦する rub ((against))

    摩擦の frictional

    • 金属と木の摩擦
    • friction between metal and wood
    • 電線と木の枝が摩擦していた
    • The electric wire was rubbing against the branch.
    • 冷水[乾布]摩擦をする
    • rub oneself down [have a rubdown] with a 「cold, wet towel [dry towel]
  1. II〔相手とうまく行かないこと〕
    • 左派と右派との間の摩擦
    • conflict [friction] between the left and right wings
    • 彼らの間に絶えず摩擦が起こっている
    • There is constant trouble between them.
  1. 摩擦音〔音声学で〕a fricative (sound)
  1. 摩擦抵抗frictional resistance
  1. 摩擦電気frictional electricity; triboelectricity
  1. 摩擦熱frictional heat