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a·brade

 (ə-brād′)
v. a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing, a·brades
v.tr.
To wear down, rub away, or scrape by friction: water that abraded the canyon walls.
v.intr.
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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abrade

(əˈbreɪd)
vb
(tr) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode
[C17: from Latin abrādere to scrape away, from ab-1 + rādere to scrape]
aˈbradant n
aˈbrader n
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a•brade

(əˈbreɪd)

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]
a•brad′a•ble, adj.
a•brad′er, n.
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abrade


Past participle: abraded
Gerund: abrading

Imperative
abrade
abrade
Present
I abrade
you abrade
he/she/it abrades
we abrade
you abrade
they abrade
Preterite
I abraded
you abraded
he/she/it abraded
we abraded
you abraded
they abraded
Present Continuous
I am abrading
you are abrading
he/she/it is abrading
we are abrading
you are abrading
they are abrading
Present Perfect
I have abraded
you have abraded
he/she/it has abraded
we have abraded
you have abraded
they have abraded
Past Continuous
I was abrading
you were abrading
he/she/it was abrading
we were abrading
you were abrading
they were abrading
Past Perfect
I had abraded
you had abraded
he/she/it had abraded
we had abraded
you had abraded
they had abraded
Future
I will abrade
you will abrade
he/she/it will abrade
we will abrade
you will abrade
they will abrade
Future Perfect
I will have abraded
you will have abraded
he/she/it will have abraded
we will have abraded
you will have abraded
they will have abraded
Future Continuous
I will be abrading
you will be abrading
he/she/it will be abrading
we will be abrading
you will be abrading
they will be abrading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abrading
you have been abrading
he/she/it has been abrading
we have been abrading
you have been abrading
they have been abrading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abrading
you will have been abrading
he/she/it will have been abrading
we will have been abrading
you will have been abrading
they will have been abrading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abrading
you had been abrading
he/she/it had been abrading
we had been abrading
you had been abrading
they had been abrading
Conditional
I would abrade
you would abrade
he/she/it would abrade
we would abrade
you would abrade
they would abrade
Past Conditional
I would have abraded
you would have abraded
he/she/it would have abraded
we would have abraded
you would have abraded
they would have abraded
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abrade - wear awayabrade - wear away        
excoriate, chafe - tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
wear away, wear off - diminish, as by friction; "Erosion wore away the surface"
rasp - scrape with a rasp
2.abrade - rub hard or scrubabrade - 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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abrade

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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abrade

verb
To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction:
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Translations

abrade

[əˈbreɪd] VT (frm) → raer, raspar
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abrade

[əˈbreɪd] (formal) vtécorcher, érafler
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abrade

vt (form) skinaufschürfen, abschürfen; (Geol) → abtragen
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References in periodicals archive ?
Adams, a research archaeologist, details the analysis of ground stone tools like mortars and pestles, manos and metates, abraders, polishers, and hammerstones, and artifacts shaped by abrasion or pecking, such as axes, pipes, figurines, ornaments, and architectural pieces, as well as other artifacts like stones used in cooking and heating, structural stones, and ecofacts.
Material from Aganoa and To'aga indicated that a variety of tools--including abraders, fishhooks and scrapers--were made from shell.
These whetstones differ from more common abraders (n = 529), which are made of much coarser-grained sandstone and have four to six grinding facets (Harp, 1964:Plate 20:2).
"Several sandstone abraders, pieces of a very abrasive red sandstone, that were ground square on one edge.