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Synonyms for abrade

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Synonyms for abrade

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

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Synonyms for abrade

rub hard or scrub


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In addition, it produces specialty equipment for other industries that have need to handle, scrub, wash, treat, size, peel, abrade, texture or polish their products.
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Central to AFM is the media made up of a semisolid polymer mixed with abrasives to gently and uniformly abrade areas where it is forced to flow.
If the bore walls are rough and pitted enough to abrade resistance, like carboxylated versions of high-acrylonitrile butadiene copolymer (XNBR).
Unlike most grinding wheels that abrade the metal surface of the casting, cutoff wheels actually cut metallic materials.
When a transducer is positioned too far upstream in the barrel, unmelted pellets may abrade pool of melted plastic will build up between the transducer tip and the screw flights.
Klamen's slight, dissonant dislocations mostly wane in comparison with the overly determined contexts they seek to abrade, and he appears most clearly located as an artist in his ongoing paean to the possibilities still present within the traditions of art history.
Particles abrade against each other at high speed in complex vortices, knocking off paper particles.
Once trapped, these objects can slowly abrade the screw and barrel until the screw is pulled and the object removed.
6 A corneal ulcer, where something abrades the surface of the cornea at the front of the eye.