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1) abrade. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction: chafe, excoriate, fret, gall2, irritate. See HELP....

2) abrade. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See synonyms at chafe. 2. To make weary through constant irritation; wear down spiritually. Latin abrdere, to scrape off : ab-, away; see ab-1 + rdere, to scrape;...

3) excoriate. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction: abrade, chafe, fret, gall2, irritate. See HELP. 2. To criticize harshly and devastatingly: blister, drub, flay,...

4) sandblast. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...by a jet of compressed air or water or by centrifugal force against a surface to clean or abrade it. When centrifugal force is used, the abrasives are whirled in...

5) graze 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...touch lightly in passing; brush. See synonyms at brush1. 2. To scrape or scratch slightly; abrade. To scrape or touch something lightly in passing. 1. The act of...

6) excoriate. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...forms: exˇcoˇriˇatˇed, exˇcoˇriˇatˇing, exˇcoˇriˇates1. To tear or wear off the skin of; abrade. See synonyms at chafe. 2. To censure strongly; denounce: an editorial...

7) stonewash. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...or material, usually denim) in large industrial machines with pumice pebbles to soften and abrade the material by friction....

8) 331. Friction. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...[colloq.]; rosin; massage. MASSEUR (fem. masseuse) [F.], massagist, rubber. VERB: RUB, abrade, scratch, scrape, scrub, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub...

9) scrape. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of an edged or rough instrument: scraped the wallpaper off before painting the wall. 2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument. 3. To rub...

10) abrasion. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Latin abrsio, abrsion-, from Latin abrsus, past participle of abrdere, to scrape off. See abrade....

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