(A*braid") v. t. & i. [OE. abraiden, to awake, draw AS. abredgan to shake, draw; pref. a- (cf.
Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bregdan to shake, throw. See Braid.] To awake; to arouse; to
stir or start up; also, to shout out. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*bran"chi*al) a. (Zoöl.) Abranchiate.
(||A*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. 'a priv. + pl., the gills of fishes.] (Zoöl.) A group
of annelids, so called because the species composing it have no special organs of respiration.
(A*bran"chi*ate) a. (Zoöl.) Without gills.
(Ab*rase") a. [L. abrasus, p. p. of abradere. See Abrade.] Rubbed smooth. [Obs.] "An
abrase table." B. Jonson.
(Ab*ra"sion) n. [L. abrasio, fr. abradere. See Abrade.]
1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
2. The substance rubbed off. Berkeley.
3. (Med.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds. Dunglison.
(Ab*ra"sive) a. Producing abrasion. Ure.
(A*braum" or A*braum" salts) n. [Ger., fr. abräumen to remove.] A red ocher used to darken
mahogany and for making chloride of potassium.
(||A*brax"as) n. [A name adopted by the Egyptian Gnostic Basilides, containing the Greek
letters &alpha, &beta, &rho, &alpha, &xi, &alpha, &sigma, which, as numerals, amounted to 365. It was
used to signify the supreme deity as ruler of the 365 heavens of his system.] A mystical word used as
a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.
(A*bray") v. [A false form from the preterit abraid, abrayde.] See Abraid. [Obs.] Spenser.
(A*breast") adv. [Pref. a- + breast.]