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airbrasive

[ air-brey-siv, -ziv ]
/ ˈɛərˌbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv /
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noun
an instrument for cutting tooth structure by means of a stream of abrasive particles under gas or air pressure.
adjective
noting or pertaining to the technique of using this instrument.
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Origin of airbrasive

First recorded in 1940–45; air1 + (a)brasive
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