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Meaning of ABRASIVE

Pronunciation:  u'breysiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a substance that abrades or wears down
  2. [adj]  sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
  3. [adj]  causing abrasion
 

ABRASIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abradant, abrasive material, disagreeable, harsh, rough, scratchy, unsmooth
 
 See Also: carborundum, emery cloth, emery paper, material, sandpaper, steel wool, stuff, wire wool

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*ra"sive\, a.
Producing abrasion. --Ure.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ablation, ablative, abradant, abrasion, aluminum oxide, attrition, attritive, auto polish, buffing, burnish, burnishing, chafe, chafing, colcothar, corundum, crocus, detrition, dressing, emery, emery board, emery paper, erasure, erosion, erosive, file, filing, fretting, galling, garnet, gnawing, grazing, grinding, lawn-roller, limation, nail file, polish, polishes, polishing, pumice, pumice stone, rasp, rasping, roller, rottenstone, rouge, rubbing away, sandblasting, sanding, sandpaper, scouring, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, scrub, scrubbing, scuff, shining, shoe polish, silicon carbide, silver polish, sleeker, slicker, smooth, smoother, smoothing, wax, wear, wearing away
 

 

 

 

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