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An abrasive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abradant - a substance that abrades or wears downabradant - a substance that abrades or wears down
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
carborundum - an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals
steel wool, wire wool - a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
emery cloth - cloth covered with powdered emery
emery paper, sandpaper - stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand
2.abradant - a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishingabradant - a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
abrading stone - a primitive stone artifact (usually made of sandstone) used as an abrader
steel-wool pad - abrader consisting of a pad of steel wool used for polishing or smoothing
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
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The grit of the abrasive-whether coarse or fine-the amount of contact and the differential speed between nonwovens and abradant all greatly affect the end result.
According to the company, the adjustable stroke length, speed, load and wide selection of abradant materials allows users to customize test parameters to simulate actual-use conditions.