(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. last, endure; use, show, display; tire, fatigue, weary; bear, don, put on; carry, have on; waste, consume, spend; rub, chafe, fray, abrade; jibe, tack, veer, yaw. See weariness, friction. —n. clothing, garb; use, usage, hard usage; impairment, wear and tear.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. depreciation, damage, loss, erosion, wear and tear, loss by friction, inroads of time, diminution, waste, corrosion, impairment, wearing away, dilapidation, disappearance, result of friction.
Ant. growth*, accretion, building up.
1. [To use as clothing or personal ornament]
Syn. bear, carry, affect, put on, don, be clothed, slip on, get on, have on, dress in, attire, array, cover, wrap, harness, get into*; see also dress 1 .
Ant. undress*, take off, disrobe.
2. [To consume by wearing]
Syn. use up, use, consume, wear thin, wear out, waste, diminish, cut down, scrape off, exhaust, fatigue, weather down, impair.
3. [To be consumed by wearing]
Syn. fade, go to seed, decay, crumble, weather, dwindle, shrink, decline, deteriorate, decrease, waste, become threadbare.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. clothing clothes, dress, apparel, garb, attire, formal wear, evening wear, sportswear.
2. deterioration decay, erosion, wear and tear, corrosion, decomposition.
1. don put on, dress in, be clothed in, fit out, attire, slip on.
2. deteriorate decay, erode, corrode, decompose, abrade, tatter, fall apart, degenerate, rub down, grow threadbare, weather, fray.
3. display show, put on, sport.
4. tire exhaust, fatigue, sap, drain, overwork, tax.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction: bite, corrode, eat, erode, gnaw, wear away. See ATTACK. 2. To diminish the strength and energy of: drain, fatigue, jade, tire, wear down, wear out, weary. See TIRED.

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