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Meaning of abrasive

a•bra•sive

Pronunciation: (u-brā'siv, -ziv), [key]
— n.
  1. any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.
—adj.
  1. tending to abrade; causing abrasion; abrading.
  2. tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: an abrasive personality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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