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EtymologyEdit

abrase +‎ -ive

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɹeɪ.sɪv/, /əˈbɹeɪ.zɪv/

AdjectiveEdit

abrasive (comparative more abrasive, superlative most abrasive)

  1. Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface. [First attested in 1805.]
  2. Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation. [First attested in 1925.]
    An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities.
    Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive.

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NounEdit

abrasive (plural abrasives)

  1. A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
  2. (geology) Rock fragments, sand grains, mineral particles, used by water, wind, and ice to abrade a land surface.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 7

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abrasive

  1. feminine singular of abrasif

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abrasive

  1. inflected form of abrasiv

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abrasive f pl

  1. Feminine plural of adjective abrasivo.

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