Origin of abrade
OTHER WORDS FROM abradea·brad·a·ble, adjectivea·brad·er, nounun·a·brad·ed, adjective
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How to use abrade in a sentence
They often abrade off spray paint and incised graffiti with a sandblaster, or they’ll grind it off with a wire brush mounted on a drill, sometimes filling in the leftover marks with pigment that’s been laboratory-matched to the color of the stone.A Visitor to Big Bend Damaged a 5,000-Year-Old Petroglyph Forever|cobrien|January 12, 2022|Outside Online
I’ve abraded a small patch of this rock to remove the surface layer and get a look underneath.Perseverance is cutting perfect circles out of Mars to search for signs of life|Margo Milanowski|November 13, 2021|Popular-Science
If your kit is really trashed from a wet ride, that dirt is circulating in the wash cycle, abrading your clothing even more as the wash drum turns.
Like dirt, those teeth will abrade fabrics during a wash cycle.
Waves abrade the shore and strew the débris worn from it over the lake bed.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
Wherever they find calcareous strata to abrade, the water is almost milklike in hue for miles around.Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage|Lieut. Frederick Schwatka
This is specially the case with Chaffinches and Bramblings: Greenfinches abrade later.Among the Birds in Northern Shires|Charles Dixon
Genuine amber, when rubbed together, emits a very fragrant odour similar to a fresh lemon, and does not abrade the surface.
In all cases, however, a hard file will abrade the surface of the false stone.