how to pronounce abrasive


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abrasive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of abrasive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… who would be abrasive at times as steve …”

meanings of abrasive


  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.

abrasive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abrasive occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abrasive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abrasive can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with abrasive


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