verb (used with or without object), a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing.
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Origin of abrade
OTHER WORDS FROM abradea·brad·a·ble, adjectivea·brad·er, nounun·a·brad·ed, adjective
Words nearby abrade
Example sentences from the Web for abrade
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.