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Synonyms for wear away

cut away in small pieces

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become ground down or deteriorate

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It is thought tiny specks of gold wear away from necklaces, rings and other jewellery, with experts finding evidence of an increased quantity of microscopic specks of gold in areas where people walk, such as pavements.
It is thought tiny specks of gold wear away from necklaces, rings and other jewellery, with experts having found evidence of an increased quantity of microscopic specks of gold in areas where people walk, such as pavements.
With improved weathering similar to an oil-based stain, Deckscapes will wear away, rather than peel and blister, at the end of its life cycle.
Caroline Douglas by email ZENA SAYS: The colour runs right through the blade, so it won't chip or wear away and they can be sharpened, too.
It occurs when the hard outer enamel layer on teeth and the softer underlying dentin wear away, stimulating the nerves inside.
Birmingham Museums Trust say it can only be treated every few years or the marble might wear away.
Opponents say the Missouri Constitution already protects public prayer and accused supporters of the measure of trying to wear away church-state separation.
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As they wear away they reach a point where cells can no longer divide and die - which is one of the key elements to ageing.
He said: "The thinking was a metal-on-metal ball and socket joint should be far more effective and hard-wearing for patients than the older style metal-on-polymer system where the softer polymer tended to wear away quite quickly, releasing particles and eventually causing the artificial joint to fail.
The new grade is infused with Biomaster, and Zotefoams says that unlike a surface treatment, the additive will remain present and active for the complete life of the foam and will not wash out or wear away.