Definition of abrase in English:

abrase

(also abraze)

verb

  • with object Abrade 2.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. From classical Latin abrās-, past participial stem of abrādere abrade. Compare Middle French, French abraser to demolish, to remove (writing) by scraping.

Pronunciation:

abrase

/əˈbreɪz/