abrade
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈbɹeɪd/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈbɹeɪd/
Verb

abrade (abrades, present participle abrading; past and past participle abraded)

  1. (transitive) To rub or wear off; erode. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
  2. (transitive) To wear down or exhaust, as a person; irritate. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  3. (transitive) To irritate by rubbing; chafe. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  4. (transitive) To cause the surface to become more rough.
  5. (intransitive) To undergo abrasion.
Translations Verb

abrade (abrades, present participle abrading; past and past participle abraded)

  1. (transitive) Obsolete spelling of abraid#English|abraid



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