verb (used with or without object), a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing.
Origin of abrade
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
British Dictionary definitions for abrade
Word Origin for abrade
Word Origin and History for abrade
1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.