[ US /əˈbɹeɪsɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɐbɹˈe‍ɪsɪv/ ]
  1. a substance that abrades or wears down
  1. causing abrasion
  2. sharply disagreeable; rigorous
    the harsh facts of court delays
    an abrasive character
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How To Use abrasive In A Sentence

  • I have also used * toothpaste* to clean the screen; if you work at it, the toothpaste abrasives will get rid of hairline scratches on the screen surface. CIS Threads #1: Interesting Threads from the TRS Model 100 Forum Messages by Phil Wheeler
  • Mild abrasives are used to scour pots and pans, oven interiors, and drip pans.
  • Yes, there is an abrasive nature to his character. Times, Sunday Times
  • They are normally used as industrial abrasives, in diamond drilling equipment, or in glass cutting knives.
  • Try to be less abrasive. The Sun
  • Egyptians used bath oils, white powders, and abrasives to clean their teeth.
  • Participants are asked to wash their hands with a nonabrasive soap prior to having electrodes attached.
  • In others, thin faceplates and backplates are bonded to ribbed support structures, in which the support units are made by the assembly of small rib parts or by bulk-material removal using abrasive water-jet machining.
  • I am quite an abrasive player who can offer certain necessary things we need to put a spanner in their works and doubts in their minds. The Sun
  • This resembles a cylinder lawnmower, and drives a drum to which sheets of abrasive paper are fitted.
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