abrade abrade


  1. (v) wear away
  2. (v) rub hard or scrub


Derived Word(s)


  1. Air pollutants abrade, corrode, tarnish, soil, erode, crack, weaken and discolor materials of all varieties.
  2. It's enough to abrade the nerves of a discerning writer like myself, who sits through this fluff searching for needles in haystacks.
  3. The fault for this lies in a script that would rather ingratiate than abrade, in direction that is content to realize, in documentary fashion, the ugly surfaces of asylum life.


  • Quinn Is Chided for Missing Forum

    Ms. Quinn is known for a brash style that can often abrade, and her sidestepping of intimate settings like those at forums can be strategic, political analysts say.
    on August 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

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