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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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Between conventional abrading agents belong grinding wheels on basis of alumina (Al2O3) Standard alumina and semi-high-grade alumina is made of bauxite.
This One-Step Solvent Cement eliminates the need for abrading on new pipe and fittings, possibly saving 25% on installation times.
These plants are sculpted by nature--uprooted, they roll and roll around the landscape, simultaneously dead and mobile, wind and rock abrading them into rough, round shapes.
More vigorous application of the brush risked abrading tooth enamel and damaging gums, said researchers at the University of Newcastle.
Roundit 2000 NX oversleeve, constructed of a woven blend of Nomex and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), provides outstanding protection of cable assemblies, hoses and wire harnesses from chafing, cutting and abrading in aerospace, maintenance and rail applications.
The abrading process is an efficient method of producing complex and large electrodes for production and redressing purposes.
Most researchers expected oil to persist in these areas, where abrading waves and sediment movement seldom occur, even during storms.
The wearing action of the Taber abrader is produced by contact of the test sample, turning on a vertical axis against the sliding rotation of two abrading wheels.
The trees are now being reproduced by artificially abrading the seeds, a close call for Calvaria.
We had to overcome the challenge of finding a material strong enough to perform without abrading enamel.
I hold it in the glasses' circle, a wanderer among the ancient gods and heroes--a fizzling squib, slowly abrading in the black, like a meager promise vengefully kept.