HyperDic: abrasive

English > 3 senses of the word abrasive:
NOUNsubstanceabrasive, abradant, abrasive materiala substance that abrades or wears down
ADJECTIVEallabrasive, scratchycausing abrasion
allabrasive, harshsharply disagreeable
abrasive > pronunciation
Soundsahbrey'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > abrasive: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing abrasion.
Synonymscratchy
Broaderrough, unsmoothHaving or caused by an irregular surface
Spanishabrasivo
Catalanabrasiu
Nounsabrasivea substance that abrades or wears down
abrasivenessthe roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
Verbsabradewear away
abraderub hard or scrub
English > abrasive: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsharply disagreeable; rigorous.
Example "an abrasive character"
Synonymharsh
Broaderdisagreeablenot to your liking
Nounsabrasivenessthe quality of being sharply disagreeable
English > abrasive: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA substance that abrades or wears down.
Synonymsabradant, abrasive material
NarrowercarborundumAn abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals
emery clothcloth covered with powdered emery
emery paper, sandpaperStiff paper coated / coated with powdered emery or sand
steel wool, wire woolA mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishabrasivo, material abrasivo
Catalanabrasiu
Adjectivesabrasivecausing abrasion

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