Definition of sandblast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌblast/


[with object]
Roughen or clean (a surface) with a jet of sand driven by compressed air or steam.
Example sentences
  • A similar look can be achieved with a light wash of muriatic acid after the concrete has cured or by sandblasting a cured surface.
  • It has lower ramps; the players have rounded feet, which helps players pin the ball; the balls and surface are sandblasted and the nets are higher.
  • The finished panels were then sandblasted to clean and remove all sand particles.


A jet of sand used in sandblasting.
Example sentences
  • Dry sandblast cleaning is a relatively new method of cleaning newly built masonry, although the system has been used for many years in masonry restoration work.
  • The first time I ever had a facial, in a London salon that shall remain nameless, I made the mistake of confessing that my beauty ‘routine’ comprised the occasional sandblast of exfoliation in the midst of weeks of arid neglect.
  • His guitar is a gristly sandblast to the eardrums, buzzing over a keyed-up rhythm section, and the raw mix doesn't shave off the edges.



Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌblastər/
Example sentences
  • The doctor uses a wandlike handpiece - it operates somewhat like a gentle sandblaster - to spray fine crystals against the skin at high speed.
  • Through cleaning, chroming and repair and using instruments such as a sandblaster, kiln and sprayers, an older appliance can look as good as new.
  • They were about to collect her husband, Michael, who worked as a sandblaster and handyman locally, when tragedy struck.

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Syllabification: sand·blast

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