to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
to scrape off.
(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.
having an property, effect, or quality; . an . Historical Examples Carborundum, or silicide of carbon, is largely superseding emery and diamond dust as an abradant. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century. Edward W. Byrn
to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing. to scrape off. Historical Examples 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 […]
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 […]
the first of the great Biblical patriarchs, father of Isaac, and traditional founder of the ancient Hebrew nation: considered by Muslims an ancestor of the Arab peoples through his son Ishmael. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of many.”. Contemporary Examples Meaning, we can now say with some certainty that Doris […]