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Meaning of ABRADE

Pronunciation:  u'breyd

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.]
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