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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.
Problems in processing arise because strontium aluminate "is as hard as tungsten and abrades screws and barrels," Ampacet explains.
A diamond blade "cuts" by grinding through the stone, concrete or other hard material, much the same way sandpaper abrades wood fibers.