- To wear away or remove a surface layer of something by rubbing or scraping.
- To erode or wear away a surface by friction.
From the latin word "abradere" meaning "to scrape away", it was first used in the 16th century in english.
- The river abraded the rocks over time.
- The wind abraded the sandstone cliffs.
- The constant rubbing abraded the paint from the walls.
- The jeans abraded the skin on her knees.
- The boots abraded the surface of the hardwood floor.