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abrasiveadjective

us   uk   /əˈbreɪ.sɪv/

abrasivenoun [C]

us   uk   /əˈbreɪ.sɪv/
(Definition of abrasive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abrasiveadjective

us   /əˈbreɪ·sɪv, -zɪv/
  • abrasive adjective (ROUGH)

having a rough surface that will rub off a thin layer of another surface: The paint comes off with an abrasive steel-wool pad.
  • abrasive adjective (UNPLEASANT)

rude and unkind: His abrasive style puts people off.
(Definition of abrasive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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