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abrade, abrades, abrading, abraded (verb forms)
1. To wear down or to rub away by friction or scraping.
2. To erode or to damage something by rubbing its surface too hard.
3. To make weary through constant irritation; wear down spiritually.
4. Etymology: from Latin abradere, "to scrape off"; from ab-, "off" + radere, "to scrape".
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