Verb(1) wear away(2) rub hard or scrub
(1) Communal life can abrade some of the rough edges of a person, the monks agreed, but in communal living you also learn surprising things about yourself.(2) She stayed longer than usual in the shower, wishing for the rushing hot needles of water to abrade her skin and erode the still-vivid impressions of his touch.(3) The lubrication protects the individual strands of thread from abrading each other during normal usage.(4) Split skin grafting is another technique in which the white patch is covered by skin after it is abraded .(5) By the final moments, cometary dust will have abraded the camera's optics, degrading the quality of the images, and possibly ending transmission.(6) Other materials present in smaller amounts, such as the Ozarkian chert and the clinker abrader , also have eastern origins but could have been obtained in trade.(7) Workers in this area, without explicitly acknowledging this problem, generally assume that the dropstones are created by sea ice abrading the continental shelf at depth.(8) Thousands of walkers were not only eroding and abrading the fragile soils at a record rate but also were rapidly creating tracks and pads in previously untracked areas.(9) The sandstone abraders were small, the largest being 8.23 cm in length and the smaller 3.94 cm.(10) Geologists have tried various zircon treatments, including abrading the outer surfaces of the crystals, which are typically a tenth of a millimeter across, or leaching the crystals with strong acid.(11) Items found with the burials, such as arrow shaft abraders , arrow shaft wrenches, and bifaces, were of exceptional quality.(12) Postmodernism has not eliminated the need for grand narratives, but it has infinitely complicated their writing by abrading the link between human experience and what used to be called ‘political economy’.(13) They are composed of either particles or physical abraders such as sandpaper, steel wool, scrubbing pads, etc.(14) This means that the sand is lightly abrading the concrete surface.(15) Henning notes the use of clinker abraders at the Blood Run site.(16) In the 1950s, hand scrubbing required the use of rough brushes with stiff bristles that abraded the skin and frequently increased bacterial counts.
(1) abrade :: abrade
1. wear away ::
2. scour ::
3. corrade ::
abrade, abraded, abrades, abrading
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