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Webster 1913 Edition


Abrade

Ab-rade′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Abraded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Abrading
.]
[L.
abradere
,
abrasum
, to scrape off;
ab
+
radere
to scrape. See
Rase
,
Raze
.]
To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction;
as, to
abrade
rocks
.
Lyell.

A-brade′

,
Verb.
T.
Same as
Abraid
.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Abrade

ABRA'DE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. abrado, to scrape, from rado.]
To rub or wear off; to waste by friction; used especially to express the action of sharp, corrosive medicines, in wearing away or removing the mucus of the membranes.

Definition 2021


abrade

abrade

English

Verb

abrade (third-person singular simple present abrades, present participle abrading, simple past and past participle abraded)

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

Etymology 2

From Old English abraiden.

Verb

abrade (third-person singular simple present abrades, present participle abrading, simple past and past participle abraded)

  1. (transitive) Obsolete spelling of abraid

References

  1. 1 2 3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7

Italian

Verb

abrade

  1. third-person singular present indicative of abradere

Anagrams


Latin

Verb

abrāde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of abrādō