Abrade Ab*rade", v. 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. [1913 Webster]

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