Definitions for abradeəˈbreɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•bradeəˈbreɪd(v.t.; v.i.)a•brad•ed, a•brad•ing.
to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
to scrape or rub off.
Origin of abrade:
1670–80; < L abrādere=ab-ab - +rādere to scrape
abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off(verb)
rub hard or scrub
"scour the counter tops"
to rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks
same as Abraid