Thesaurus

abrading

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of abrading

(Entry 1 of 2)

abrading

verb
present participle of abrade

Synonyms & Antonyms of abrading (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • ropes abraded by the rocks were a huge danger to the climbers

Synonyms for abrading

Words Related to abrading

2 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • my new running shoes abraded my heels until they blistered

Synonyms for abrading

Words Related to abrading

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 for abrading

Words Related to abrading

Near Antonyms for abrading

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About abrading

Thesaurus Entries Near abrading

abrades

abrading

abrasion

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Abrading.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abrading. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on abrading

Nglish: Translation of abrading for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!