corrade
verb (corraded; corrading) Etymology: Latin corradere to scrape together, from com- + radere to scrape — more at rodent Date: 1646 transitive verb to wear away by abrasion intransitive verb to crumble away through abrasion • corrasion nouncorrasive adjective

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  • Corrade — Cor*rade (k?r r?d ), v. t. [L. corradere, rasum; cor + radere to rub.] 1. To gnaw into; to wear away; to fret; to consume. [Obs.] Dr. R. Clerke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) To erode, as the bed of a stream. See {Corrosion}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrade — [kə rād′] vt., vi. corraded, corrading [< L corradere, to scrape together < com , together + radere, to scrape: see RAT] to erode by the abrasive action of running water, wind, glacial ice, etc. containing sand, pebbles, and other debris… …   English World dictionary

  • corrade — /keuh rayd , kaw /, v., corraded, corrading. v.i. 1. (of a moving agent, as running water, wind, or a glacier) to erode by the abrasion of materials carried along. 2. to disintegrate as a result of corrasion, as the rock underlying the brink of a …   Universalium

  • corrade — verb To erode, as the bed of a stream …   Wiktionary

  • corrade — cor·rade …   English syllables

  • corrade — cor•rade [[t]kəˈreɪd, kɔ [/t]] v. t. v. i. rad•ed, rad•ing gel to wear down by corrasion; abrade • Etymology: 1610–20; < L corrādere to scrape together =cor cor +rādere to scrape. Cf. erase, raze …   From formal English to slang

  • corrade — To gather from various sources …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • corrade — verb wear away • Syn: ↑abrade, ↑abrase, ↑rub down, ↑rub off • Derivationally related forms: ↑corrasion, ↑abrasive (for: ↑abrade), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • abrase — verb wear away • Syn: ↑abrade, ↑corrade, ↑rub down, ↑rub off • Derivationally related forms: ↑corrasion (for: ↑corrade), ↑abrasive …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub down — verb 1. wear away • Syn: ↑abrade, ↑corrade, ↑abrase, ↑rub off • Derivationally related forms: ↑corrasion (for: ↑corrade), ↑abrasive …   Useful english dictionary

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