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What is another word for abrasive?

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Adjective
Corrosive, tending to eat away at a substance
“Nonetheless, it is prudent to make sure your boot pivot sockets are clean of grit, since heavy use combined with abrasive material could accelerate wear.”
Adjective
Related to, producing, or caused by, scraping or abrasion
“Regular maintenance should be performed to prevent abrasive contact between the tool and the machined surface.”
Adjective
Having a coarse texture or surface
“This minimizes clogging of the abrasive surface of the sharpening stone with metal particles removed from the instrument.”
Adjective
Harsh or grating to the ears
“The abrasive rattling of steel wheels coming up my farm driveway alerts me to his presence.”
Adjective
Causing annoyance, anger or frustration
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“She was insensitive and vulgar, and she had the abrasive habit of mocking social niceties.”
Adjective
Rude and caustic in manner or expression
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“I have some seriously abrasive remarks for whoever designed this abomination.”
Adjective
Rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
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Adjective
Containing or covered with grit
Adjective
Negative and unhelpful
Noun
A substance used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing
“Sanding is the process of using an abrasive to remove a layer of material while scuffing or polishing the surface.”
Noun
Something that cleanses, such as a detergent
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