Definition Of abrade


scrape or wear away by friction or erosion.

a landscape slowly abraded by a fine, stinging dust

Example Of abrade

  • An important area of future investigation would be microwear studies to gain insights into the nature of the food that abraded animals teeth in the few days before they died.

  • Approximately 5 to 10 mg of powder was drilled from each tooth after the surface had been abraded to remove possible contamination.

  • At such high revs, the pistons will be doing a super job of abrading the cylinder walls.

  • By the final moments, cometary dust will have abraded the camera's optics, degrading the quality of the images, and possibly ending transmission.

  • Communal life can abrade some of the rough edges of a person, the monks agreed, but in communal living you also learn surprising things about yourself.

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