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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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Depending on the nature of abrasive used this technique has ability to effectively abrade both sound enamel and dentin, but to date, these applications using commercially available alumina abrasive do not include the efficient removal of softened carious dentin.
Tim Trumbull, an environmental specialist with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa, further points out that dust can cause low visibility on unpaved roads, abrades sulfonate (tree sap), which act as binders to form a seal over the surface; electrochemical stabilizers derived from sulfonated petroleum, which expel water from the soil and increase compaction; petroleum products, which bind fine particles together; chloride salts, which both attract moisture from the atmosphere and retard its evaporation; and miscellaneous other products including microbiological binders and polymers.
To better control flange face geometry and to reduce the possibility of thermal damage, the machine employs "kiss" grinding techniques, where a narrow-rimmed, large-diameter, cubic boron nitride wheel, running in either a water-soluble coolant or mineral oil, abrades the thrust flange face without necessitating secondary polishing.
another, and abrades the front surface to reduce its transparency.
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.