abrasive

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1 abrasive ˈbreɪsɪv/ adjective
1 abrasive
ˈbreɪsɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of ABRASIVE
[more abrasive; most abrasive]
: causing damage or wear by rubbing, grinding, or scraping : of or relating to abrasion
: having a rough quality : used for rubbing something to make it smooth or shiny
: very unpleasant or irritating

— abrasively

adverb

— abrasiveness

noun [noncount]
2 abrasive ˈbreɪsɪv/ noun
plural abrasives
2 abrasive
ˈbreɪsɪv/
noun
plural abrasives
Learner's definition of ABRASIVE
[count]
: a substance that is used for rubbing something to make it smooth, shiny, or clean : an abrasive substance
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