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  1. Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation.
  2. Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface.


  1. A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.
  2. Rock fragments, sand grains, mineral particles, used by water, wind, and ice to abrade a land surface.

words with pronunciation similar to abrasive

The similarity is measured in the number of changed sounds (added, deleted, or replaced) between two transcriptions.

abusive/əbjˈusɪv/, 2 changes.
aggressive/əɡɹˈɛsɪv/, 2 changes.
oppressive/əpɹˈɛsɪv/, 2 changes.
obsessive/əbsˈɛsɪv/, 2 changes.
obsessing/əbsˈɛsɪŋ/, 3 changes.
obtaining/əbtˈɛɪnɪŋ/, 3 changes.
addressing/ədɹˈɛsɪŋ/, 3 changes.
subversive/səbvˈɝsɪv/, 3 changes.
adhesive/ədhˈisɪv/, 3 changes.
invasive/ˌɪnvˈɛɪsɪv/, 3 changes.

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