- to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
- to scrape off.
Origin of abrade
1670–80; < Latin abrādere, equivalent to ab- ab- + rādere to scrape
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Examples from the Web for abraded
The lower eye would, also, have been liable to be abraded by the sandy bottom.On the Origin of Species
Does the enamel grow again when it has been perforated or abraded?Zoonomia, Vol. II
The skin was abraded; the ankle evidently had been wrenched.The Young Ranchers
Edward S. Ellis
It is particularly useful for deep burns where the surface is abraded.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art
B. L. Hill
It is as well, however, not to apply it to any abraded surfaces.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians
William K. David
- (tr) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode
C17: from Latin abrādere to scrape away, from ab- 1 + rādere to scrape
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Word Origin and History for abraded
1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To wear away by mechanical action.
- To scrape away the surface layer from a part.
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