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abrade

a·brade

abrade

 
 
pronunciation:
breId
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abrades, abrading, abraded
definition 1: to rub away by friction; erode.
Rubbing too hard will abrade the finish.
similar words:
chafe, erode, rasp, scour, scrape, wear
definition 2: to make rough or injure by scraping.
The dull razor abraded his skin.
similar words:
gall, graze, scrape, scratch, skin
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rub or wear down a surface by friction.
similar words:
rasp
definition 2: to cause roughness or injury by scraping.
derivation: abrader (n.)
Word Parts
The word abrade contains the following parts:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
ras, rad, raz Latin root that means scrape
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