Verb abrade Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(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.

More definition: wear off or down by scraping or rubbing. 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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