Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb abrade

2 senses of abrade

Sense 1
abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off -- (wear away)
       => wear away, wear off -- (diminish, as by friction; "Erosion wore away the surface")

Sense 2
scour, abrade -- (rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

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