Definition of abrade verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abrade

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈbreɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbreɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abrade
BrE BrE//əˈbreɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbreɪd//
 
he / she / it abrades
BrE BrE//əˈbreɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbreɪdz//
 
past simple abraded
BrE BrE//əˈbreɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbreɪdɪd//
 
past participle abraded
BrE BrE//əˈbreɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbreɪdɪd//
 
-ing form abrading
BrE BrE//əˈbreɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbreɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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abrade something (specialist) to rub the surface of something, such as rock or skin, and damage it or make it rough Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Latin abradere, from ab- ‘away, from’ + radere ‘to scrape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abrade