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Meaning of ABRADE

Pronunciation:  u'breyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot
  2. [v]  scour a surface
  3. [v]  wear away
 

ABRADE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abrase, corrade, rub down, rub off, scour, scrape, skin, stub
 
 See Also: chafe, excoriate, injure, rasp, rub, wear away, wear off, wound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \A*brade"\, v. t.
    Same as {Abraid}. [Obs.]
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, crush, curtail, cut, decrease, deduct, depreciate, derogate, detract, diminish, disintegrate, disorganize, disparage, distract, disturb, drain, eat away, erase, erode, excoriate, exercise, extract, file, file away, flour, fracture, fragment, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, gnaw, gnaw away, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, graze, grind, grind to powder, hurt, impair, incise, injure, irk, lacerate, leach, lessen, levigate, maim, make mincemeat of, mash, maul, mill, mutilate, perturb, pestle, pierce, pound, powder, provoke, pulverize, puncture, purify, rasp, raze, reduce, reduce to powder, refine, remove, rend, retrench, rip, rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, ruffle, run, rupture, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scour, scrape, scratch, scrub, scrunch, scuff, shard, shorten, shred, skin, slash, slit, smash, sprain, squash, stab, stick, strain, subduct, subtract, take away, take from, tatter, tear, thin, thin out, traumatize, triturate, wear, wear away, wear down, wear off, wear out, wear ragged, weather, weed, withdraw, wound, wrench
 

 

 

 

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