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synonyms for abrade

  • chafe
  • erode
  • grate
  • rub
  • scuff
  • wear
  • rub off
  • triturate
  • wear down
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antonyms for abrade

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  • make happy
  • please
  • rebuild
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How to use abrade in a sentence

Like dirt, those teeth will abrade fabrics during a wash cycle.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR CYCLING GEARAGINTZLERJULY 17, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
If your kit is really trashed from a wet ride, that dirt is circulating in the wash cycle, abrading your clothing even more as the wash drum turns.
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Waves abrade the shore and strew the débris worn from it over the lake bed.
THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
Wherever they find calcareous strata to abrade, the water is almost milklike in hue for miles around.
WONDERLAND; OR ALASKA AND THE INSIDE PASSAGELIEUT. FREDERICK SCHWATKA
This is specially the case with Chaffinches and Bramblings: Greenfinches abrade later.
AMONG THE BIRDS IN NORTHERN SHIRESCHARLES DIXON
Genuine amber, when rubbed together, emits a very fragrant odour similar to a fresh lemon, and does not abrade the surface.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 188, JUNE 4, 1853VARIOUS
In all cases, however, a hard file will abrade the surface of the false stone.
THE CHEMISTRY, PROPERTIES AND TESTS OF PRECIOUS STONESJOHN MASTIN
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