[ uh-brey-siv, -ziv ]
/ əˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv /
any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.
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OTHER WORDS FROM abrasivea·bra·sive·ly, adverba·bra·sive·ness, nounun·a·bra·sive, adjectiveun·a·bra·sive·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for abrasiveness
When in disagreement, Scalia became known for the “abrasiveness of his attacks against opponents.”The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout|David Fontana|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for abrasiveness
/ (əˈbreɪsɪv) /
a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, grinding, smoothing, or polishing
causing abrasion; grating; rough
irritating in manner or personality; causing tension or annoyance
Derived forms of abrasiveabrasiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for abrasiveness (1 of 2)
[ ə-brā′sĭv-nĭs ]
The property of a substance that causes surface wear by friction.
The quality of being able to scratch or abrade another material.
Medical definitions for abrasiveness (2 of 2)
[ ə-brā′sĭv ]
A material used to produce abrasion.
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