What does abrade mean?

abrade meaning in General Dictionary

just like Abraid

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  • To wipe or use to waste or use away by friction on abrade rocks
  • wipe tough or scrub
  • use away
  • To scrub or put on off; to waste or wear away by rubbing; because, to abrade stones.
  • just like Abraid.

abrade meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape down" (see abrasion). Relevant: Abraded; abrading.


abrade meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To wipe or put on down; to waste or wear away by rubbing; as, to abrade rocks.

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  • (v. t.) Same as Abraid.