un-abrasive


un-abrasive

noun

  1. any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.

adjective

  1. tending to abrade; causing abrasion; abrading.
  2. tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: an abrasive personality.

noun

  1. a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, grinding, smoothing, or polishing

adjective

  1. causing abrasion; grating; rough
  2. irritating in manner or personality; causing tension or annoyance

n.“an abrasive substance,” 1853, from abrasive (adj.). adj.1805, from Latin abras-, past participle stem of abradere (see abrasion) + -ive. Figurative sense of “tending to provoke anger” is first recorded 1925. Related: Abrasively; abrasiveness. adj.

  1. Causing abrasion.

n.

  1. A material used to produce abrasion.

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