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What is another word for abrasive?

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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.”
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.”
Having a coarse texture or surface
“This minimizes clogging of the abrasive surface of the sharpening stone with metal particles removed from the instrument.”
Harsh or grating to the ears
“The abrasive rattling of steel wheels coming up my farm driveway alerts me to his presence.”
Causing annoyance, anger or frustration
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“She was insensitive and vulgar, and she had the abrasive habit of mocking social niceties.”
Rude and caustic in manner or expression
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“I have some seriously abrasive remarks for whoever designed this abomination.”
Rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
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Negative and unhelpful
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.”
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