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abrasive

a·bra·sive

abrasive

 
pronunciation:
breI sihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: something rough used to wear away or polish a surface.
Sandpaper is used as an abrasive on wood.
similar words:
cleanser, emery, file, grindstone, rasp, sandpaper
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: scratchy, harsh, or irritating.
This cleanser is too abrasive to use on the china.He has an abrasive laugh.
synonyms:
harsh
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
coarse, cutting, rough
derivations: abrasively (adv.), abrasiveness (n.)
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