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Synonyms for abrasiveəˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv

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  1. abrasive, abradant, abrasive material(adj)

    a substance that abrades or wears down

    abrasive, abrasive material, abrader, abradant

    agreeable, smooth

  2. abrasive, scratchy(adj)

    causing abrasion

    fractious, pettish, rough, peckish, petulant, uneven, peevish, gravelly, tetchy, irritable, harsh, abrasive, scratchy, grating, techy, nettlesome, cranky, raspy, spotty, testy, rasping

    agreeable, smooth

  3. harsh, abrasive(adj)

    sharply disagreeable; rigorous

    "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

    rough, coarse, abrasive, scratchy, harsh

    agreeable, smooth

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. abrasive


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