present tense third-person singular of abrade
as in irritates
to make sore by continued rubbing my new running shoes abraded my heels until they blistered

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as in scrapes
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

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“Abrades.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abrades. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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