abrade

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verb \ə-ˈbrād\

Definition of abrade

abraded

;

abrading

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

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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo abrasion

abradable

play \-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 and Etymology of abrade

borrowed from Latin abrādere “to remove by rubbing, scrape off,” from ab- ab- + rādere “to scrape” — more at rase


First Known Use: 1675


ABRADE Defined for English Language Learners

abrade

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verb \ə-ˈbrād\

Definition of abrade for English Language Learners

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


ABRADE Defined for Kids

abrade

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verb \ə-ˈbrād\

Definition of abrade for Students

abraded

;

abrading

  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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