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Meaning of ABRASIVE

Pronunciation:  u'breysiv

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Ab*ra"sive\, a.
Producing abrasion. --Ure.

Thesaurus Terms
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