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abrade
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Ulysses
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as in: abrasion of the rubber Define
wear away by rubbing
  • Stale smoky air hung in the study with the smell of drab abraded leather of its chairs.

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  • We’re convinced the skid marks are from her car because the rubber abraded from her tires is consistent with the length of the skid marks that lead to the crash.
  • And then Liv, too, must be misremembering the scene, for she’s been equally grateful and then nervous, no doubt abraded by this rough brush with mortality.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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as in: suffered an abrasion Define
area where the skin is torn or worn off or: erosion by friction
as in: abrasion of the rubber Define
wear away by rubbing
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