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as in:  rub with an abrasive

He cleaned it with an abrasive.
  a substance that wears down another surface (abrades)
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abrasive abrasives abrasiveness
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  • 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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Associated words [difficulty]:   abrasive [7] , abrade [7] , abrasion [7]
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