Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing abrasion.
  • adjective Harsh and rough in manner.
  • noun A substance that abrades.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to produce abrasion; having the property of abrading; abradant.
  • noun Any material having abrading qualities; an abradant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Producing abrasion.

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

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  • adjective causing abrasion
  • noun a substance that abrades or wears down
  • adjective sharply disagreeable; rigorous

Etymologies

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abrase +‎ -ive

Examples

  • She is trying hard not to be negative, although her supporters remain abrasive and insulting.

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  • She is trying hard not to be negative, although her supporters remain abrasive and insulting.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Ash can also cause long-term abrasive damage to planes that could lead to later disasters if not dealt with.

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  • Shorthand code for the phrase "accident reported to our No. _____ was caused by". --1906 US Railway Association. Standard Cipher Code.

    January 19, 2013

  • She is trying hard not to be negative, although her supporters remain abrasive and insulting.

    April 20, 2015