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abrade

verb

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  1. 1 to damage or diminish by continued friction ropes abraded by the rocks were a huge danger to the climbers Synonyms of abrade chafe, corrade, erode, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, rasp, rub, wear Words Related to abrade file, gnaw, grate, graze, grind, nibble, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scuff, shave; erase, reduce, rub out, wear out, wipe (away); bite, break down, break up, chew, corrode, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve, eat; hone, sharpen, whet

  2. 2 to make sore by continued rubbing the prisoner's manacles abraded his wrists and ankles until they bled Synonyms of abrade chafe, excoriate, fret, gall, irritateWords Related to abrade graze, scrape, scratch; burn, inflame (also enflame); flay, peel, skin

  3. 3 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface the yacht's once-flawless wooden hull had been badly abraded by years of rough dockings Synonyms of abrade scrape, graze, scratch, scuffWords Related to abrade bark, skin; chafe, fret, gall; claw, cut, lacerate; bruise, contuseNear Antonyms of abrade polish, smooth, soften, wax


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