abrade definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to put on straight down or rub away by friction; erode. See Synonyms at chafe.
    • In order to make weary through constant discomfort; wear down spiritually.
    • To rub or wear off; to waste or use away by friction.
    • identical to abraid.
  • verb:
    • resulting in the top in order to become more rough.
    • to endure abrasion.
    • outdated spelling of abraid.
    • scrub hard or scrub
    • put on away
  • others:
    • To rub or use away; scrub or scrape down; detach particles from the surface of by friction: as, glaciers abrade the stones over that they pass; to abrade the prominences of a surface.
    • Synonyms Scratch, Chafe, etc. See scrape, transitive verb

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