v. t. - To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks.
v. t. - Same as Abraid.
n. - The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
n. - The substance rubbed off.
n. - A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
a. - Producing abrasion.
v. t. - To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
v. t. - To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
v. t. - To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
v. t. - To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
adv. - Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped.
adv. - Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir.
a. - Abrogated; abolished.
v. t. - To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
v. t. - To put an end to; to do away with.
a. - Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
a. - Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
a. - Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
a. - Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
n. - An abrupt place.
v. t. - To tear off or asunder.
n. - A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.
n. - A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.
n. - One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed rectilineal coordinate axes.