abrade

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

abrade (third-person singular simple present abrades, present participle abrading, simple past and past participle abraded)

  1. (transitive) To rub or wear off; erode. [First attested in the late 17th century.][1]
  2. (transitive) To wear down or exhaust, as a person; irritate. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
  3. (transitive) To irritate by rubbing; chafe. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
  4. (transitive) To cause the surface to become more rough.
  5. (intransitive) To undergo abrasion.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English abraiden.

Verb[edit]

abrade (third-person singular simple present abrades, present participle abrading, simple past and past participle abraded)

  1. (transitive) obsolete spelling of abraid

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

abrade

  1. third-person singular present indicative of abradere

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abrāde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of abrādō