abrade

[ uh-breyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF abrade

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABRADE

In all cases, however, a hard file will abrade the surface of the false stone.

This is specially the case with Chaffinches and Bramblings: Greenfinches abrade later.

Genuine amber, when rubbed together, emits a very fragrant odour similar to a fresh lemon, and does not abrade the surface.

Wherever they find calcareous strata to abrade, the water is almost milklike in hue for miles around.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.

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