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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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When these highly energized abrasive particles are directed at healthy enamel, dentin the kinetic energy is absorbed by the substrate and cuts or abrades rapidly.
All samples except the Alcryn MPR showed a tendency to abrade, scrap can be recycled repeatedly with no detrimental effect on performance or appearance, according to the company.
Chronic competitive pressure, he further warned, could abrade, Zmirak omits the yeomanly efforts of conservative Christian economist Ralph Ancil to keep the flame of Ropke's wisdom burning.
On the other hand, he allowed that the "natural" authority of parents could at times abrade the civil right of children to receive "adequate instruction," thus conjuring the authority of the state to override that of the parent.
Footprints mark stone with our travel; abrade the stones until the sun dies.
Richard Price, consumer advisor for the American Dental Association: "Be aware the jewels could abrade the lip.
Without the thimble, the wire strands would eventually abrade or fatigue, causing a failure.
Another provision requires that on vacancy in a pre-1960 unit, the owner has to make the apartment paint intact and clean, and fix binding doors and windows so they don't abrade and create dust.
During grinding these alumina crystals abrade the workpiece, and as the outermost crystals become worn, they are expelled from the individual abrasive grain to expose new cutting alumina crystals.
Again, I am not trying to topple any TV antennas; but on days when I have enough imagination and faith to fear for my spiritual health, it seems all too clear that, in searching for a few minutes of forgetfulness, I often subject myself to visual melanges that abrade all sense of anything's being sacred.
With previous acid-resistant coatings, the coating could abrade during pigment dispersion and reduce acid resistance.