Complete Definition of "abrasive"

English

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface.

#:An abrasive person can grate against one's sensibilities.

  1. Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition.

#:Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive.

Translations
trans-top|producing abrasion; rough
Finnish: hankaava, hiova
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trans-top|rough and coarse in manner or disposition
Finnish: karski, karkea
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ttbc|Vietnamese: làm trầy, Äá» cá» xÆ¡ ra, Äá» mài mòn
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.

Translations
Finnish: hankausaine, hioma-aine

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ttbc|Vietnamese: chất mài mòn
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Related terms
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Revision and Credits for"abrasive"
  • 2007-12-13 06:05 - Robert Ullmann - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/67.53.130.69|67.53.130.69]] ([[User_talk:67.53.130.69|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Connel MacKenzie|Connel MacKenzie]]

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