how to pronounce abrasive

əbɹɛɪsɪv

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meanings of abrasive

adjective:

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

noun:

  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.

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