Definition of Abrasive in English :

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Abrasive meaning in English

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Abrasive

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Noun

1. abradant, abrasive, abrasive material

a substance that abrades or wears down

Adjective

1. abrasive, scratchy

causing abrasion

2. abrasive, harsh

sharply disagreeable; rigorous

Example Sentences:
'the harsh facts of court delays'
'an abrasive character'


1. abradant, abrasive, abrasive material

a substance that abrades or wears down


1. abrasive, scratchy

causing abrasion

2. abrasive, harsh

sharply disagreeable; rigorous

Example Sentences:
'the harsh facts of court delays'
'an abrasive character'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Abrasive

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noun
1. 
a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, grinding, smoothing, or polishing
adjective
2. 
causing abrasion; grating; rough
3. 
irritating in manner or personality; causing tension or annoyance

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Abrasive

see synonyms of abrasive
adjective
1. 
causing abrasion
2. 
tending to provoke anger, ill will, etc.; aggressively annoying; irritating
noun
3. 
something that is used for grinding, polishing, etc., as sandpaper or emery

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Abrasive

see synonyms of abrasive
adj.
1. Causing abrasion: scratched the stovetop with an abrasive cleanser.
2. Harsh and rough in manner: an unpleasant, abrasive personality.
n.
A substance that abrades.

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