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v. a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing, a·brades
To wear down, rub away, or scrape by friction: water that abraded the canyon walls.
To become worn or scraped by abrasion: some leather abrades easily.

[Latin abrādere, to scrape off : ab-, away; see ab-1 + rādere, to scrape; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.]

a·brad′a·ble adj.


capable of being abraded
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His research focus covers areas of gas turbine with focus on novel low emissions combustions, compressor efficiency enhancement using abradable seals and engine efficiency improvement using recuperators.
Thrust balance is achieved with a balance piston with labyrinths on the rotating part and abradable seals on the stationary part.
Specifically, the upgrade of the older unit will include a combustion hardware extendor system that will increase maintenance intervals from 12,000 to 24,000 hours, advanced abradable coating, brush seals and control curve modification.