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English definition of “abrasive”

abrasive

noun [C]     /əˈbreɪ.sɪv/
a substance used for rubbing away the surface of something, usually to clean it or make it shiny: You'll need a strong abrasive for cleaning this sink.Rough, irregular and unevenCleaning agents
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