(transitive) To rub or wear off; erode. (transitive) To wear down or exhaust, as a person; irritate. (transitive) To irritate by rubbing; chafe. (transitive) To cause the surface to become more rough. (intransitive) To undergo abrasion.
1.to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
2.to scrape off.
1. (transitive) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode Derived Formsabradant, nounabrader, noun Word OriginC17, from Latin abrādere to scrape away, from ab-1 + rādere to scrapeCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related, Abraded; abrading.
Kubary, Ethno- graphische Beitrdge zur Kentniss des Karolinen-Archipel (Leiden, 1889-1892); De Abrade, Historia del conflicto de las Carolinas, &c. (Madrid, 1886).
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