to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
to scrape off.
Genuine amber, when rubbed together, emits a very fragrant odour similar to a fresh lemon, and does not abrade the surface.
Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853 Various
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.
The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones John Mastin
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
(transitive) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode
1670s, from Latin abradere “to scrape off” (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.
abrade a·brade (ə-brād’)
v. a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing, a·brades
To wear away by mechanical action.
To scrape away the surface layer from a part.
to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing. to scrape off. Historical Examples It is as well, however, not to apply it to any abraded surfaces. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians William K. David The lower eye would, also, have been liable to be abraded by the sandy bottom. On the […]
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