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abrade

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abrade
v. wear off; wear down by rubbing or scraping; rub against an object; strike against an object

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Abrasion
Abrasion may refer to:
  • Abrasion (medical), a wound consisting of superficial damage to the skin
  • Abrasion (dental), the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from a foreign element
  • Abrasion (geology), mechanical scraping of a surface by friction between moving particles
  • Abrasion (mechanical), The effect of an abrasive: scratches, removal of surface, etc.
  • Abrasion coast, a coastline that is characterised by the removal (abrasion) of material, typically resulting in sea cliffs

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abrade

Verb
1. wear away
(synonym) corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off
(hypernym) wear away, wear off
(hyponym) chafe, excoriate
(derivation) abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation
2. rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops"
(synonym) scour
(hypernym) rub
(derivation) abrader, abradant
3. strike against an object; "She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"
(synonym) stub, scrape, skin
(hypernym) injure, wound


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abradere
v. abrade, wear off, wear down by rubbing or scraping

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abradar
v. abrade


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