Abrasive Definition

ə-brāsĭv, -zĭv
adjective
Causing abrasion.
Webster's New World
Tending to provoke anger, ill will, etc.; aggressively annoying; irritating.
Webster's New World
Harsh and rough in manner.
An unpleasant, abrasive personality.
American Heritage

Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface. [First attested in 1805.]

Wiktionary
noun
A substance that abrades.
American Heritage
Something that is used for grinding, polishing, etc., as sandpaper or emery.
Webster's New World

(geology) Rock fragments, sand grains, mineral particles, used by water, wind, and ice to abrade a land surface.

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Other Word Forms of Abrasive

Noun

Singular:
abrasive
Plural:
abrasives

Origin of Abrasive

  • abrase +‎ -ive

    From Wiktionary

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