Abrade (verb)

  1. To wear away or remove a surface layer of something by rubbing or scraping.
  2. To erode or wear away a surface by friction.

Origin:

From the latin word "abradere" meaning "to scrape away", it was first used in the 16th century in english.

Examples:

  1. The river abraded the rocks over time.
  2. The wind abraded the sandstone cliffs.
  3. The constant rubbing abraded the paint from the walls.
  4. The jeans abraded the skin on her knees.
  5. The boots abraded the surface of the hardwood floor.
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