Meaning of ABRASIVE in English

ABRASIVE

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. a tending to rub or graze. b capable of polishing by rubbing or grinding.

2 harsh or hurtful in manner.

--n. an abrasive substance.

Etymology: as ABRADE + -IVE

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.