Definitions for abrasiveness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bra•siveəˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv(adj.)

  1. tending to abrade; causing abrasion.

  2. tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive:

    an abrasive personality.

  3. (n.)any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, smoothing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.

    Category: Machinery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harshness, abrasiveness, scratchiness(noun)

    the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions

  2. abrasiveness(noun)

    the quality of being sharply disagreeable


  1. abrasiveness(Noun)

    the property or quality of being abrasive


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