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a·bra·sive

 (ə-brā′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Causing abrasion: scratched the stovetop with an abrasive cleanser.
2. Harsh and rough in manner: an unpleasant, abrasive personality.
n.
A substance that abrades.

a·bra′sive·ly adv.
a·bra′sive·ness n.

abrasive

(əˈbreɪsɪv)
n
a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, grinding, smoothing, or polishing
adj
1. causing abrasion; grating; rough
2. irritating in manner or personality; causing tension or annoyance
aˈbrasiveness n

a•bra•sive

(əˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv)

adj.
1. tending to abrade; causing abrasion.
2. tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: an abrasive personality.
n.
3. any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, smoothing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.
[1870–75]
a•bra′sive•ly, adv.
a•bra′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abrasive - a substance that abrades or wears downabrasive - 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
Adj.1.abrasive - causing abrasionabrasive - causing abrasion      
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.abrasive - sharply disagreeableabrasive - sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"

abrasive

adjective
2. rough, scratching, scraping, grating, scuffing, chafing, scratchy, frictional, erosive an all-purpose non-abrasive cleaner
noun
1. scourer, grinder, burnisher, scarifier, abradant Avoid abrasives, which can damage the tiles.
Translations
حاك ، خَشِنمادَة كَاشِطَه
brusivodrsnýprostředek k broušení
slibemiddel
karkeakarski
csiszolóanyag
svarfandi, særandisvarfefni
prostriedok na brúsenie
aşındırıcıaşındırıcı madde

abrasive

[əˈbreɪsɪv]
A. ADJ
1. [substance, surface] → abrasivo
2. (fig) [personality] → desabrido, brusco; [tone] → áspero, desabrido
B. Nabrasivo m

abrasive

[əˈbreɪsɪv]
adj
[substance, cleaner] → abrasif/ive
(= abrupt) [person, manner, remark] → agressif/ive
nabrasif m

abrasive

adj
cleanserscharf; surfacerauh; abrasive paperSchmirgel- or Schleifpapier nt
(fig) personality, personaggressiv; tongue, voicescharf; criticism, remarksharsch
n (= cleanser)Scheuermittel nt; (= abrasive substance)Schleifmittel nt

abrasive

[əˈbreɪsɪv]
1. adjabrasivo/a (fig) (person, personality) → caustico/a; (voice) → stridente; (manner) → brusco/a
2. nabrasivo

abrasion

(əˈbreiʒən) noun
an injury caused by scraping or grazing the skin. minor abrasions.
aˈbrasive (-siv) adjective
tending to make surfaces rough when rubbed on to them. An abrasive material is unsuitable for cleaning baths.
noun
something used for scraping or rubbing a surface. Sandpaper is an abrasive.

a·bra·sive

a. abrasivo-a, irritante, raspante, rel. a una abrasión o que la causa.

abrasive

adj & n abrasivo
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