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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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Organic coatings are resistant to most insults and stresses, but they can be damaged, including by wear that abrades the surface, scraping or scratching that breaks the surface, or compressive stress that causes indentation.
Rotary action abrades material to break apart and release slag, dross, and coke from recoverable metals.
Problems in processing arise because strontium aluminate "is as hard as tungsten and abrades screws and barrels," Ampacet explains.