abradeverb [ T ]uk /əˈbreɪd/ us /əˈbreɪd/ specialized
Examples from literature
- Here and there, where the bark had cracked or been abraded, hard-skinned blisters had exuded.
- The vegetation on the banks is so thickly planted that the surface of the earth is not abraded by the torrents.
- Then she freed herself with an abstracted air, a half smile, and an unchanged color except where her soft cheek had been abraded by his coat collar.
- Thus they flow away over the rim rock in a perfectly pure state—a state in which, as we have noted before, water has no capacity for abrading firm rock.
- When a shaft and the bearing in which it rotates are made of the same metal, the two surfaces are in certain cases apt to "seize" and abrade each other.