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synonyms for abrading

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

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

A bar of steel having sharp teeth on its surface, and used for abrading or smoothing hard surfaces.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 3VARIOUS
Their energy is dissipated in moving shore drift hither and thither and in abrading the bench when they drag bottom upon it.
THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
But as long as there are any stage roads in sight, or signs of abrading wheels, you will find no trout.
A BREEZE FROM THE WOODS, 2ND ED.WILLIAM CHAUNCEY BARTLETT
When a part was fully developed, the rubbers were cut to smaller and smaller dimensions and the abrading reduced to minute areas.
THE APPENDAGES, ANATOMY, AND RELATIONSHIPS OF TRILOBITESPERCY EDWARD RAYMOND
The levelling and abrading action of water on rock has an entirely different character.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 13, NO. 80, JUNE, 1864VARIOUS
The soil is formed chiefly from decomposed rocks or ledges worn down by the abrading forces of water and wind, of frost and heat.
FIFTY YEARS IN THE NORTHWESTWILLIAM HENRY CARMAN FOLSOM
It touched her gently, not even abrading her skin, for its fall had been stopped midway by a young man.
ROUND THE BLOCKJOHN BELL BOUTON
Cutting and engraving are mechanical processes for producing decorative effects by abrading the surface of the glass when cold.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 12, SLICE 1VARIOUS
In grinding, the abrading surfaces are brought very much closer together than in the breaking or crushing processes.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: MECHANICS, INDOORS AND OUTFRED T. HODGSON
But the waves are perpetually employed in abrading and fashioning the materials already strewed over the beach.
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGYCHARLES LYELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ABRADING

  • abrading
  • chafing
  • erosion
  • grating
  • rubbing
  • scratching
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.