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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.]
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(tr) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode
[C17: from Latin abrādere to scrape away, from ab-1 + rādere to scrape]
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v.t., v.i. a•brad•ed, a•brad•ing.
1. to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
2. to scrape or rub off.
[1670–80; < Latin abrādere=ab- ab- + rādere to scrape]
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Past participle: abraded
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|Verb||1.||abrade - wear away |
excoriate, chafe - tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
rasp - scrape with a rasp
|2.||abrade - rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops"|
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
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verb scrape, grind, skin, file, scratch, erode, graze, erase, scour, wear off, rub off, wear down, scuff, wear away, scrape away, scrape out The rough rock had abraded her skin.
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