Meaning of ABRASIVE in English

I. adjective




You can do this by hand with abrasive paper and a sanding block.

Once hardened, the repair can be shaped flush with a plane and chisel, before a final finish with abrasive paper .

This resembles a cylinder lawnmower, and drives a drum to which sheets of abrasive paper are fitted.

When hardened, smooth down with abrasive paper , then seal with plaster primer.

Use two coats, rubbing down with fin abrasive paper between.

If leather is involved, rough the area to be stuck with coarse abrasive paper .


a dry abrasive cleaning pad

an abrasive personality

Anson's abrasive personality has landed her in trouble many time in the past.

Harris was abrasive and arrogant.

If your body skin looks dull, removing dead skin with an abrasive glove can make a big difference.

Rub the table down with a fine abrasive paper before painting it.


Conspicuously absent was Mr Ruslan Khasbulatov, the abrasive and ambitious Speaker, whose manoeuvring led to the latest crisis.

He's such an abrasive spirit, isn't he?

He is still haranguing rallies in the usual rabble-rousing, tub-thumping, arrogant and abrasive way.

He was a generous man with strong abrasive streaks and keen hatreds.

However, they sometimes flex with use and can be damaged by abrasive cleaners.

She was a tough girl with an abrasive manner, and seemed very knowledgeable about the seamy side of life.

When hardened, smooth down with abrasive paper, then seal with plaster primer.

You can do this by hand with abrasive paper and a sanding block.

II. noun


More aggressive chemicals are ruled out because of possible damage and abrasives are unsatisfactory as the aggregate lodges in surface scores.

Most interior surface finishes are easily damaged by abrasives.

Next to diamond dust, it was the hardest abrasive known to man.

The Maori obtained their nephrite adze blades by cutting grooves from either face of a boulder, using abrasives and water.

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