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English definition of “abrasive”

abrasive

adjective (CLEANING SUBSTANCE)    /əˈbreɪ.sɪv/
An abrasive substance is slightly rough, and often used for cleaning surfaces: an abrasive cleaner/powder/liquidCleaning agents abrasively     /-li/ adverb Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour abrasiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of abrasive adjective (CLEANING SUBSTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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