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abrasive -- as in: rub with an abrasive
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as in: rub with an abrasive Define
a substance that wears down another surface (abrades)
  • He cleaned it with an abrasive.
  • I pull a napkin out of the holder and wipe the abrasive paper across my eyes.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • It would take abrasives and chemicals—offhand, he wasn’t even sure what kind—and scrubbing and scraping and grinding; and still, traces of blue would remain.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
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as in: abrasive personality Define
direct in a disagreeable, insensitive manner
as in: rub with an abrasive Define
a substance that wears down another surface (abrades)
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