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.
1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABRADE
- be at
- get in one's hair
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