abrade

[uh-breyd]

Origin of abrade

1670–80; < Latin abrādere, equivalent to ab- ab- + rādere to scrape
Related formsa·brad·a·ble, adjectivea·brad·er, nounun·a·brad·ed, adjective
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Related Words for abraded

chafe, erode, scuff, rub, wear, grate, triturate

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British Dictionary definitions for abraded

abrade

verb
  1. (tr) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode
Derived Formsabradant, nounabrader, noun

Word Origin for abrade

C17: from Latin abrādere to scrape away, from ab- 1 + rādere to scrape
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Word Origin and History for abraded

abrade

v.

1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

abraded in Medicine

abrade

[ə-brād]
v.
  1. To wear away by mechanical action.
  2. To scrape away the surface layer from a part.
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