Synonyms for abrading

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

Définition of abrading

Origin :
  • 1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.
  • verb scrape
Example sentences :
  • In grinding, the abrading surfaces are brought very much closer together than in the breaking or crushing processes.
  • Extract from : « The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out » by Fred T. Hodgson
  • But the waves are perpetually employed in abrading and fashioning the materials already strewed over the beach.
  • Extract from : « Principles of Geology » by Charles Lyell
  • And there is no region in northern Europe where the immensity of the abrading agent can be more vividly realised.
  • Extract from : « Fragments of Earth Lore » by James Geikie
  • But so shallow that in attempting to swim there is danger of abrading the knees against the bottom.
  • Extract from : « Our campaign around Gettysburg » by John Lockwood
  • Cutting and engraving are mechanical processes for producing decorative effects by abrading the surface of the glass when cold.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1 » by Various
  • A bar of steel having sharp teeth on its surface, and used for abrading or smoothing hard surfaces.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3 » by Various
  • Their energy is dissipated in moving shore drift hither and thither and in abrading the bench when they drag bottom upon it.
  • Extract from : « The Elements of Geology » by William Harmon Norton
  • But as long as there are any stage roads in sight, or signs of abrading wheels, you will find no trout.
  • Extract from : « A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed. » by William Chauncey Bartlett
  • When a part was fully developed, the rubbers were cut to smaller and smaller dimensions and the abrading reduced to minute areas.
  • Extract from : « The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites » by Percy Edward Raymond
  • The levelling and abrading action of water on rock has an entirely different character.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864 » by Various

Antonyms for abrading

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