verb (used with or without object), a·brad·ed, a·brad·ing.
- to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
- to scrape off.
- (tr) to scrape away or wear down by friction; erode
1670s, from Latin abradere “to scrape off” (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.
- To wear away by mechanical action.
- To scrape away the surface layer from a part.