Meaning of ABRASIVE in English

ABRASIVE

I. ə-ˈbrā-siv, -ziv noun

Date: 1853

: a substance (as emery or pumice) used for abrading, smoothing, or polishing

II. adjective

Date: 1875

1. : tending to abrade

2. : causing irritation

abrasive manners

• abra·sive·ly adverb

• abra·sive·ness noun

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