transitive verb \əˈbrāz, aˈ-\

Definition of abrase


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

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Origin and Etymology of abrase

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

First Known Use: 15th century

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a brief usually trivial fact

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