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abrasive
n. substance used for grinding, substance used for polishing (i.e. sandpaper)
 
adj. tending to rub or scrape, tending to abrade; that causes irritation

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Abrasive
An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface which can also involve roughening as in satin, matte or beaded finishes.

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abrasive

Noun
1. a substance that abrades or wears down
(synonym) abradant, abrasive material
(hypernym) material, stuff
(hyponym) carborundum

Adjective
1. causing abrasion
(synonym) scratchy
(similar) rough, unsmooth
2. sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
(synonym) harsh
(similar) disagreeable


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abrasiv
adj. abrasive, scraping

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abrasif
adj. abrasive, tending to rub or scrape, tending to abrade


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