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abrade

[ə′brād]
(geology)
To wear away by abrasion or friction.

abrade

To wear away or scrape off a surface, especially by friction.
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For example, a new generation of abradable thermal spray powders was introduced for industrial gas and steam turbine customers, providing improved engine efficiency, safety and performance.
Included in the required actions starting 4 January is removing certain fan blades from service, inspecting the abradable rub strip around the perimeter of engines for wear due to fan blade extension, inspecting fan blades for cracks and checking the aft actuator head hose fitting for improper positioning, an issue that could have played a part in the fire.