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abrade (v.)

""to rub or wear away; rub or scrape off," 1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off, shave away," from ab "off" (see ab-) + radere "to scrape" (see raze (v.)). Abrase, from the stem of the Latin verb, is attested from 1590s. Related: Abraded; abrading.

Origin and meaning of abrade

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Definitions of abrade from WordNet

abrade (v.)
wear away;
Synonyms: corrade / abrase / rub down / rub off
abrade (v.)
rub hard or scrub;
Synonyms: scour
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