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Abradable vs. Abrasive

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Abradableadjective

That may be abraded

‘The part had an abradable coating the removal of which signified that replacement was necessary.’;

Abrasiveadjective

Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface.

Abrasiveadjective

Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation.

‘An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities.’; ‘Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive.’;

Abrasivenoun

A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.

Abrasivenoun

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

Abrasiveadjective

Producing abrasion.

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Abrasivenoun

a substance that abrades or wears down

Abrasiveadjective

causing abrasion

Abrasiveadjective

sharply disagreeable; rigorous;

‘the harsh facts of court delays’; ‘an abrasive character’;

Abrasive

An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away by friction. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface, the process can also involve roughening as in satin, matte or beaded finishes.

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