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Definition of the noun abrasive

What does abrasive mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abrasives

  1. a substance that abrades or wears down

Alternative definition of the noun abrasive


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

Definition of the adjective abrasive

What does abrasive mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more abrasive / most abrasive

  1. causing abrasion
  2. sharply disagreeable; rigorous

Alternative definition of the adjective abrasive


  1. Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface.
  2. Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition.


Abrasive is a musical group.

  • albums: "Awakening of Lust", "Devotion (Hymns to Subcutaneous Human Pleasure)", "Desire", "Victim"


  1. "Abrasive" is the debut studio album by Puddle of Mudd, released in 1997 on Hardknocks Records. The album is extremely rare as it was an independent release with limited distribution. The band had said that if they ever get the chance, they would like to re-release this album. As of 2014 the album has still not been reissued.
  2. "Abrasive" is a musical album of DJet.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  3. "Abrasive" is a musical album of Santos.
    • released in (12 years ago)


Abrasive: An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface which can also involve roughening as in satin, matte or beaded finishes.

Phrases with Abrasive

  1. Abrasive Disc
  2. Abrasive Paper
  3. abrasive material

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abrasive

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Google previewNational Painters Magazine (1914)

The word abrasive means something used to rub or wear or scrape away, and is derived from the Latin. Among the manufactured abrasives (as contrasted with the ones found in nature) there are two main classes or divisions, namely those ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005)

by M.L.Sharman

Civil Engineering abrading equipment abrasive media abutment | accelerator Civil Engineering...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

abrasive strip, n See strip, abrasive. abrasive system, n the materials used for polishing and cleansing. Common materials include calcium carbonate (calcite, chalk, whiting), diamond par- ticles (for ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases (2013)

by Karl F. Schmid

Abrasive: Material usedfor grinding, sanding, polishing, or the wearing away of another material. Aluminum oxide,garnet, and siliconbased compoundsare commonly used as abrasives for sanding andsmoothing wood. • Abrasive coatings: ...

Google previewAnnotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health (1999)

by Charles D. Reese, James Vernon Eidson

ABRASIVE GRINDING (1926.303) All grinding machines are to be supplied with sufficient power to maintain the spindle speed at safe levels under all conditions of normal operation. Grinding machines are equipped with safety guards in ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

Abrasive. abraded culet; a term applied to a culet of diamond, when scratched by other stones or when it has been faceted. abrasax; same as abraxas. abrasion; (1 ) the wearing off of a part of the earth's surface by moving water, ice, gravity, ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2012)

by Loran O'Bannon

ABRASIVE DISK, BONDED product mounted on a spindle for use in high-speed grinding and machining operations. abrasive disk, bonded. A disk-shaped, bonded abrasive product mounted on a face plate for use on a grinding or milling ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3R1A1S1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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