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abrade

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

To wear away or scrape off a surface, especially by friction.
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A diamond blade "cuts" by grinding through the stone, concrete or other hard material, much the same way sandpaper abrades wood fibers.
To better control flange face geometry and to reduce the possibility of thermal damage, the machine employs "kiss" grinding techniques, where a narrow-rimmed, large-diameter, cubic boron nitride wheel, running in either a water-soluble coolant or mineral oil, abrades the thrust flange face without necessitating secondary polishing.
another, and abrades the front surface to reduce its transparency.