from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rubbed smooth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as abrade.
- Made clean or clear of marks by rubbing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wear away
Mark Sarvas does a public service by offering us a reading list compiled by James Wood in 1994 for The Guardian, in which Wood sought to "avoid the ‘representative’, ‘important’ or ‘influential’ and chosen, instead, books which I like, which seemed to me deep and beautiful, which aerate the soul and abrase the conscience …"
Delete or abrase the scribed mortise lines for the stiffening transoms on the side opposite the corner tenon.
- Delete with wavy line or abrase by means of abrasive paper.
A violent blow with a rock behind the ear stuns him and at the same time serves to abrase the skin.