Abrade

  • 1abrade — abrade, excoriate, chafe, fret, gall mean to affect a surface by rubbing, scraping, or wearing away. Abrade usually implies rubbing or scraping by something hard or harsh: when the surface rubbed or scraped is soft, injury results, but when it… …

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  • 2Abrade — Ab*rade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abraded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abrading}.] [L. abradere, abrasum, to scrape off; ab + radere to scrape. See {Rase}, {Raze}.] To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks. Lyell. [1913… …

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  • 3Abrade — A*brade , v. t. Same as {Abraid}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4abrade — index diminish, erode, expunge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5abrade — (v.) 1670s, from L. abradere to scrape off (see ABRASION (Cf. abrasion)). Related: Abraded; abrading …

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  • 6abrade — [v] scrape chafe, erode, grate, rub, rub off, scuff, triturate, wear, wear down; concepts 165,186,215 …

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  • 7abrade — ► VERB ▪ scrape or wear away. ORIGIN Latin abradere, from radere to scrape …

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  • 8abrade — [ə brād′] vt., vi. abraded, abrading [L abradere < ab , away + radere, to scrape: see RAT] to scrape or rub off; wear away by scraping or rubbing abrader n …

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  • 9abrade — UK [əˈbreɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms abrade : present tense I/you/we/they abrade he/she/it abrades present participle abrading past tense abraded past participle abraded formal to damage something by rubbing its surface too hard …

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  • 10abrade — verb /əˈbreɪd,əˈbreɪd/ To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; to damage or make rough; as, to abrade rocks …

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  • 11abrade — 1. To wear away by mechanical action. 2. To scrape away part or all of the surface layer from a part. [L. ab rado, pp. rasus, to scrape off] * * * abrade ə brād vt, abrad·ed; …

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  • 12abrade — [[t]əbre͟ɪd[/t]] abrades, abrading, abraded VERB To abrade something means to scrape or wear down its surface by rubbing it. [FORMAL] [V n] ...the grazed patches on her hands where the brutally rough rock has abraded the skin …

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  • 13abrade — verb (abraded; abrading) Etymology: Latin abradere to scrape off, from ab + radere to scrape more at rodent Date: 1677 transitive verb 1. a. to rub or wear away especially by friction ; erode …

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  • 14abrade — abradable, adj. abrader, n. /euh brayd /, v.t., v.i., abraded, abrading. 1. to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing. 2. to scrape off. [1670 80; < L abradere, equiv. to ab AB + radere to scrape] * * * …

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  • 15Abrade — Стирать; Шлифовать; Делать грубым …

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  • 16abrade — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, abrase, abstract, atomize, bark, bate, beat, blemish, bloody, bother, bray, break, brecciate, bug, burn, chafe, check, chip, claw, comminute, confuse, contriturate, corrode, crack, craze, crumb, crumble …

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