abrade [uh-breyd] Word Origin verb (used with or without object), a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing.

  1. to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
  2. to scrape off.

Origin of abrade 1670–80; Latin abrādere, equivalent to ab- ab- + rādere to scrapeRelated formsa·brad·a·ble, adjectivea·brad·er, nounun·a·brad·ed, adjective British Dictionary definitions for unabraded abrade verb

  1. (tr) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode

Derived Formsabradant, nounabrader, nounWord Origin for abrade C17: from Latin abrādere to scrape away, from ab- 1 + rādere to scrape Word Origin and History for unabraded abrade v.

1670s, from Latin abradere “to scrape off” (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.

unabraded in Medicine abrade [ə-brād′] v.

  1. To wear away by mechanical action.
  2. To scrape away the surface layer from a part.

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