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abradant

[uh-breyd-nt]
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adjective
  1. having an abrasive property, effect, or quality; abrading.
noun
  1. an abrasive.

Origin of abradant

First recorded in 1875–80; abrade + -ant
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Examples from the Web for abradant

Historical Examples

  • Carborundum, or silicide of carbon, is largely superseding emery and diamond dust as an abradant.

    The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.

    Edward W. Byrn


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