wear


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

wear

(wār),
Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.

wear

(wār)
Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.

wear,

n a loss of substance or a diminishing through use, friction, or other destructive factors.
wear, abnormal occlusal,
n wear that exceeds the physiologic wear patterns associated with the attritional effects of food substances; the excessive wear of the teeth occurring as a result of continued afunctional gyrations of the mandible.
wear, interproximal,
n a loss of tooth substance in contact areas through functional wear and friction, resulting in broadening and flattening of the contacts and a decrease in the mesiodistal dimension of the teeth and the dentition as a whole.
wear, occlusal,
n attritional loss of substance on opposing occlusal units or surfaces. See also abrasion and attrition.
wear pattern,
wear, physiologic,
n the attrition or abrasion of tooth substance occurring as a result of such conditions as the abrasive consistency of the normal diet or the slight buccolingual movement of the teeth possible in the masticatory process. It does not include the wear produced by such influences as habits or occlusal prematurities.

Patient discussion about wear

Q. Why should people with diabetes wear shoes all the time? Earlier today I read an article about shoes and the different problems with different kinds of shoes. I can't find it anymore, which is why I didn't post the link. But in the article, it said that someone with diabetes or would likely eventually get diabetes should never go without shoes; whether inside or outside their house. Why would that be?

A. Many people with diabetes have decreased circulation, which means slower healing time. Adding to this, many also have neuropathy (nerve damage) in their feet. I have seen many diabetics that have decreased sensation in their feet and didn't even know it. If you can't feel it when you injure your foot, and it doesn't heal, it can lead to infection and amputation. Shoes protect feet from injury, that is why we recommend wearing them at all times. For this reason, it is also recommended that diabetics inspect their feet each day.
Good luck!

More discussions about wear
References in periodicals archive ?
Tooth wear (TW) depicts the non-carious loss of tooth tissue resulting from three procedures, which may occur individually or in combination.
The wear tests were accomplished under dry sliding condition in accordance with the ASTM G99-95a [20] standard using a pin-on disc wear testing machine.
This curve get by a plotting of wear function W=f(t), has an inflexion point at maxim wear in working, it's complicate used in practice, liked better a line equation of form [W.
Only in the regions of abrupt change in flow direction did the coating wear to the bare mold, i.
I am well aware that not all women are in the position of being able to choose to wear religious dress, but it would be incorrect to assume that all women in such dress feel or even consider themselves to be oppressed.
While most understand the importance of lubrication and wear items, not all contractors may be aware that many hydraulic breakers feature a nitrogen gas assist that should also be maintained in the field as necessary.
McDavid: "If they both have moisture management properties then the difference is that compression wear is snug fitting and compresses the muscles for added benefits.
We have one of the most complete lines of wear parts available," says Riverside Products General Manager Kevin Toft.
Another liturgical philosophy may emphasize the idea of the ministers coming forth from the congregation to serve one another, perhaps especially for those who do the readings and distribute Communion, in which case they would wear no special garment.
The most obvious abrasive wear occurs in the high shear areas of the mixing chamber, specifically where there is an obvious loss of metal on the leading edge of the rotor wing for a tangential mixer and on the minor and major diameters of the rotors of the intermeshing designs.
Screw and barrel wear can be determined so that diminishing production rates can be flattened out.
While NHTSA makes much of increased fatalities after states stop forcing adults to wear helmets, some of the additional deaths may be due to increased riding.