Meaning of ABRADE in English


[abrade] vb abrad.ed ; [L abradere to scrape off, fr. ab- + radere to scrape--more at rodent] vt (1677) 1 a: to rub or wear away esp. by friction: erode b: to irritate or roughen by rubbing

2: to wear down in spirit: irritate, weary ~ vi: to undergo abrasion -- adj -- n

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