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Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.
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  1. Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.
(Not comparable) That is used for cutting.
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  1. (Not comparable) That is used for cutting.
  2. Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
  3. Sharply penetrating; piercing:
Abrading
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  1. Abrading
  2. Abrasive.
  3. Tending to abrade; causing irritation; abrasive.
Lacking polish or finesse:
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  1. Lacking polish or finesse:
  2. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
  3. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
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  1. Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
  2. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  3. Unpleasantly sharp or rough
Lacking in delicacy or refinement:
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  1. Lacking in delicacy or refinement:
  2. Rough, especially to the touch:
  3. Not fine or delicate in texture, structure, form, etc.; rough; harsh
Having the appearance of being drawn roughly, hurriedly, etc.; made with scratches
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  1. Having the appearance of being drawn roughly, hurriedly, etc.; made with scratches
  2. Harsh and irritating:
  3. Making a harsh scratching noise:
Harsh and rasping
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  1. Harsh and rasping
  2. Irritating or annoying
Capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action.
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  1. Capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action.
  2. Designating or of the curved radial surface, or a plane curve in this surface, formed by the reflection or refraction of rays from a curved solid surface
  3. Given to making caustic remarks:
A device for making things sharp
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  1. A device for making things sharp
A person who cuts or whose work is cutting; specif., a person whose work is cutting to patterns the sections that form a garment
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  1. A person who cuts or whose work is cutting; specif., a person whose work is cutting to patterns the sections that form a garment
  2. A small, light sleigh, usually drawn by one horse
  3. A device, tool, or machine for cutting
A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
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  1. A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
  2. A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for grinding, smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal.
  3. A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces
  1. An abrasive wheel for sharpening, polishing or grinding.
  2. A revolving stone disk used for grinding, polishing, or sharpening tools.
  3. A revolving stone disk for sharpening bladed tools or shaping and polishing things
The instrument used for scarifying.
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  1. The instrument used for scarifying.
  2. One who scarifies.
  3. An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.
A person who makes something smooth or shiny.
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  1. A person who makes something smooth or shiny.
A utensil with a rough surface on which to grate spices, vegetables, cheese, etc.
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  1. A utensil with a rough surface on which to grate spices, vegetables, cheese, etc.
  2. A tool with which one grates, especially cheese, to facilitate getting small particles or shreds off a solid lump.
A harsh grating sound.
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  1. A harsh grating sound.
  2. A type of rough file with raised points instead of ridges, used esp. on wood
  3. A coarse file with sharp, pointed projections.
A container, as a folder, cabinet, etc., for keeping papers in order
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  1. A container, as a folder, cabinet, etc., for keeping papers in order
  2. A collection of related data or program records stored as a unit with a single name. Files are the basic units that a computer works with in storing and retrieving data.
  3. A nail file.
Stone used for these, usually a hard sandstone or conglomerate
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  1. Stone used for these, usually a hard sandstone or conglomerate
  2. One of a pair of cylindrical stones used in a mill for grinding grain.
  3. Either of a pair of large, flat, round stones between which grain or other substances are ground
A machine to mechanize the process of sanding.
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  1. A machine to mechanize the process of sanding.
  2. (Archaic) Previously a small device resembling a saltshaker but containing sand that was shaken over a document to remove excess ink.
  3. A tool or machine for sanding or sandpapering
A sheet of such paper
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  1. A sheet of such paper
  2. Heavy paper coated on one side with sand or other abrasive material and used for smoothing surfaces.
  3. A strong paper coated with sand or other abrasive material for smoothing and polishing.
A hard, fine-grained stone for honing tools.
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  1. A hard, fine-grained stone for honing tools.
  2. A hard stone or piece of synthetically bonded hard minerals that has been formed with at least one flat surface, used to sharpen or hone an edged tool.
  3. An abrasive stone for sharpening knives or other edged tools
An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
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  1. An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
  2. A device having bristles, hairs, or wires fastened into a hard back, with or without a handle attached: brushes are used for cleaning, polishing, painting, smoothing the hair, etc.
  3. A bushy tail:
Find another word for abrasive. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abrasive, like: grinding, sharpening, cutting, abrading, abradant, rasping, rough, harsh, coarse, scratchy and sandpapery.