Examples of abrade in a sentence
ropes abraded by the rocks were a huge danger to the climbers
the prisoner's manacles abraded his wrists and ankles until they bled
Origin and Etymology of abrade
Latin abradere to scrape off, from ab- + radere to scrape — more at rodent
First Known Use: 1675
ABRADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of abrade for English Language Learners
: to damage (something) by rubbing, grinding, or scraping
ABRADE Defined for Kids
Definition of abrade for Students
: to wear away or irritate by rubbing The rough fabric abraded his skin.
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