- 1(Of a substance or material) capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding: the wood should be rubbed down with fine abrasive paper don’t use abrasive kitchen cleanersMore example sentences
- Therefore, two flute end mills are superior in softer more flexible materials and four or more flute cutters are generally preferred in very hard or abrasive materials.
- Remove shelves and sand them with medium and then fine abrasive paper to smooth surfaces roughened by water.
- Use a non abrasive cleaner to clean the surface followed by rubbing alcohol, which will remove any residue.
- 1.1Tending to rub or graze the skin: the trees were abrasive to the touchMore example sentences
- Nonetheless, any skin-care routine calls for a gentle cleanser - one that will not be abrasive to the skin.
- It is abrasive to the skin and may provoke allergic reactions.
- If the particles are not tiny enough, they will have an abrasive effect on the skin.
- 2Showing little concern for the feelings of others; harsh: her abrasive and arrogant personal style won her few friendsMore example sentences
- The woman known for her sharp intellect and her incisive, sometimes abrasive, interviewing style had severe verbal difficulties after the accident.
- You may have been dealing with illness in the family, but something tells me you would have been this abrasive, arrogant and lacking in self-awareness anyway.
- Cashie was arrogant, abrupt and abrasive with the media at times.
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- A substance used for grinding, polishing, or cleaning a hard surface: the refrigerator is easily damaged by abrasivesMore example sentences
- Additionally, most metal polishes contain solvents and detergents to remove the tarnish, mild abrasives to polish the metal, and oils to act as a barrier between the raw metal and air.
- Never clean with abrasives, scouring powder or steel wool.
- Egyptians used bath oils, white powders, and abrasives to clean their teeth.
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- His voice has an elemental beauty - abrasively sexy one minute and angelic the next - that seems both totally of its time and yet is transcendent enough to speak intimately to every individual's situation.
- In fact, Elmer Rice's 1923 expressionist satire seems abrasively modern in its attack on the dehumanising effect of industrial capitalism.
- In short the man is setting out to do what the leader of the Opposition is supposed to do - he will oppose as abrasively and effectively as he can.
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- I even think the abrasiveness has its own charm.
- But it adds to the general abrasiveness and awfulness of urban life, rather than commenting on it.
- I just love his style, the way that he can be really sensitive and be funny, because generally sensitivity is not funny - abrasiveness tends to be more funny.