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abrasive

  

      n  
1    a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, grinding, smoothing, or polishing  
      adj  
2    causing abrasion; grating; rough  
3    irritating in manner or personality; causing tension or annoyance  
  abrasiveness      n  
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abrasive

  

      adj  
1    chafing, erosive, frictional, grating, rough, scraping, scratching, scratchy, scuffing  
2    annoying, biting, caustic, cutting, galling, grating, hurtful, irritating, nasty, rough, sharp, unpleasant, vitriolic  
      n  
3    abradant, burnisher, grinder, scarifier, scourer  

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