Synonyms and related words:
abate, ablate, abrase, abstract, atomize, bark, bate, beat, blemish, bloody, bother, bray, break, brecciate, bug, burn, chafe, check, chip, claw, comminute, confuse, contriturate, corrode, crack, craze, crumb, crumble, crush, curtail, cut, decrease, deduct, depreciate, derogate, detract, diminish, disintegrate, disorganize, disparage, distract, disturb, drain, eat away, erase, erode, excoriate, exercise, extract, file, file away, flour, fracture, fragment, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, gnaw, gnaw away, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, graze, grind, grind to powder, hurt, impair, incise, injure, irk, lacerate, leach, lessen, levigate, maim, make mincemeat of, mash, maul, mill, mutilate, perturb, pestle, pierce, pound, powder, provoke, pulverize, puncture, purify, rasp, raze, reduce, reduce to powder, refine, remove, rend, retrench, rip, rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, ruffle, run, rupture, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scour, scrape, scratch, scrub, scrunch, scuff, shard, shorten, shred, skin, slash, slit, smash, sprain, squash, stab, stick, strain, subduct, subtract, take away, take from, tatter, tear, thin, thin out, traumatize, triturate, wear, wear away, wear down, wear off, wear out, wear ragged, weather, weed, withdraw, wound, wrench

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • abrade — abrade, excoriate, chafe, fret, gall mean to affect a surface by rubbing, scraping, or wearing away. Abrade usually implies rubbing or scraping by something hard or harsh: when the surface rubbed or scraped is soft, injury results, but when it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abrade — A*brade , v. t. Same as {Abraid}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abrade — index diminish, erode, expunge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • abrade — (v.) 1670s, from L. abradere to scrape off (see ABRASION (Cf. abrasion)). Related: Abraded; abrading …   Etymology dictionary

  • abrade — [v] scrape chafe, erode, grate, rub, rub off, scuff, triturate, wear, wear down; concepts 165,186,215 …   New thesaurus

  • abrade — ► VERB ▪ scrape or wear away. ORIGIN Latin abradere, from radere to scrape …   English terms dictionary

  • abrade — [ə brād′] vt., vi. abraded, abrading [L abradere < ab , away + radere, to scrape: see RAT] to scrape or rub off; wear away by scraping or rubbing abrader n …   English World dictionary

  • abrade — UK [əˈbreɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms abrade : present tense I/you/we/they abrade he/she/it abrades present participle abrading past tense abraded past participle abraded formal to damage something by rubbing its surface too hard …   English dictionary

  • abrade — verb /əˈbreɪd,əˈbreɪd/ To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; to damage or make rough; as, to abrade rocks …   Wiktionary

  • abrade — 1. To wear away by mechanical action. 2. To scrape away part or all of the surface layer from a part. [L. ab rado, pp. rasus, to scrape off] * * * abrade ə brād vt, abrad·ed; …   Medical dictionary