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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.
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capable of being abraded
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