Synonyms for abrade

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-breyd
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbreɪd

Définition of abrade

Origin :
  • 1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.
  • verb scrape
Example sentences :
  • In all cases, however, a hard file will abrade the surface of the false stone.
  • Extract from : « The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones » by John Mastin
  • This is specially the case with Chaffinches and Bramblings: Greenfinches abrade later.
  • Extract from : « Among the Birds in Northern Shires » by Charles Dixon
  • Genuine amber, when rubbed together, emits a very fragrant odour similar to a fresh lemon, and does not abrade the surface.
  • Extract from : « Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853 » by Various
  • Wherever they find calcareous strata to abrade, the water is almost milklike in hue for miles around.
  • Extract from : « Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage » by Lieut. Frederick Schwatka

Antonyms for abrade

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