\ əˈbrāz, aˈ- \

Definition of abrase

: to wear down or rub off : smooth off : abrade

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First Known Use of abrase

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abrase

Middle English abrasen, borrowed from Latin abrāsus, past participle of abrādere “to scrape off, abrade

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“Abrase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abrase. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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