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

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rub hard or scrub

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A high-speed rotary instrument with an abrasive wheel or brush removes or abrades the upper layers of the skin and improves irregularities in the skin surface.
The system uses a unique handpiece that projects corundum microcrystals with a controlled intensity, that abrades the skin and vacuums away the exfoliated cells.
After the "paint" has been allowed to dry, Spalletti abrades it in such a way that a fine layer of colored dust is produced, which he leaves resting on the surface.
If the charging system repeatedly impacts an isolated area of the refractory lining, it gradually abrades that lining away.