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abrade

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

17th Century, from Latin abrādere "to scrape off", which comes from ab- + rādere "to scrape".

Verb

Infinitive
to abrade

Third person singular
abrad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to abrade (third-person singular simple present abrad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; to damage or make rough; as, to abrade rocks.
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Etymology 2

From Old English abraiden

Verb

Infinitive
to abrade

Third person singular
abrad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to abrade (third-person singular simple present abrad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) Obsolete spelling of abraid.

Italian

Verb

abrade

  1. Third-person singular present tense of abradere.

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