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
Example sentences from the Web for abrade
In these channels the waters have chafed, ground, abraded, eroded for centuries which man cannot number.Overland|John William De Forest
In a moment Billy was pinioned to the floor, and Black Hank was rubbing his abraded fore-arm.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
At some point near the base, when the flinty stone was speeding forward like a meteor, it abraded a harder portion than before.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
It is particularly useful for deep burns where the surface is abraded.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art|B. L. Hill
Instead of rising to his feet, he sat doggedly up and began chafing his abraded shin.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile