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abrade

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verb \ə-ˈbrād\

Simple Definition of abrade

  • : to damage (something) by rubbing, grinding, or scraping

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of abrade

abradedabrading

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to rub or wear away especially by friction :  erode b :  to irritate or roughen by rubbing

  3. 2 :  to wear down in spirit :  irritate, weary

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo abrasion

abradableplay \-ˈbrā-də-bəl\ adjective
abrader noun

Examples of abrade in a sentence

  1. <ropes abraded by the rocks were a huge danger to the climbers>

  2. <the prisoner's manacles abraded his wrists and ankles until they bled>



Origin of abrade

Latin abradere to scrape off, from ab- + radere to scrape — more at rodent


First Known Use: 1677


ABRADE Defined for Kids

abrade

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verb \ə-ˈbrād\

Definition of abrade for Students

abradedabrading

  1. :  to wear away or irritate by rubbing <The rough fabric abraded his skin.>




Medical Dictionary

abrade

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transitive verb \ə-ˈbrād\

Medical Definition of abrade

abraded; abrading

  1. :  to irritate or roughen by rubbing :  chafe




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