(redirected from worn off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to worn off: wear out, wear off, wore off, wearing down


Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.


Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.


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 ?
With the shock factor having worn off somewhat -- for those abreast of the situation, it was possible to watch the film and appreciate its finer points, of which there are many.
As for visiting artists, it's clear the sheen has not worn off Frank Gehry's still-gleaming Walt Disney Concert Hall, with a bevy of world-class conductors and soloists making pilgrimages to what several well-traveled artists have already declared one of the world's finest concert venues.
The first flush of love has obviously worn off as Britney doesn't mind looking like a slob in front of him any longer.
After the drug's effect had worn off, the researchers temporarily inserted a hair-thin electrode into each volunteer's brain to measure electrical signals emitted by cells in a Parkinson's-implicated area called the subthalamic nucleus.
Our Sentinels have developed shiny spots where the paint has worn off.
Most of the ribbon remains; parts of the seal are still decipherable, but other parts have worn off.
Either these patients had misreported the drug allergy, or it had worn off over the years.
The shock has worn off, but the gravity is still here,'' said Pat O'Brien, commander of the American Legion Post 377.
The novelty of B2B has worn off, and the realities are now setting in.