verb (used with or without object), a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing.
Words nearby abrade
Origin of abrade
OTHER WORDS FROM abradea·brad·a·ble, adjectivea·brad·er, nounun·a·brad·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for abrade
Genuine amber, when rubbed together, emits a very fragrant odour similar to a fresh lemon, and does not abrade the surface.
This is specially the case with Chaffinches and Bramblings: Greenfinches abrade later.Among the Birds in Northern Shires|Charles Dixon
In all cases, however, a hard file will abrade the surface of the false stone.
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