Meaning of ABRADE in English

ABRADE

verb

1.

to injure or flaw by frictional action

wind-driven sand abraded the glass

Synonyms: chafe, corrade, erode, gall, graze, rub, ruffle, wear

Related Word: corrode, eat away, fret; grate, rasp, scrape

2.

Synonyms: chafe 3, excoriate, fret, gall, rub

Related Word: burn

3.

Synonyms: annoy 1, bother, ||bug, chafe, exercise, fret, gall, irk, provoke, ruffle

Related Word: disorganize, disturb, flurry, rattle; confuse, distract, perturb

Contrasted words: calm, relieve, soothe

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