1. a substance that abrades or wears down
Syn: ↑abrasive, ↑abrasive material
Derivationally related forms: ↑abrade, ↑abrasive (for: ↑abrasive)
Hypernyms: ↑material, ↑stuff
Hyponyms: ↑carborundum, ↑steel wool, ↑wire wool, ↑emery cloth, ↑emery paper, ↑sandpaper
2. a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
Syn: ↑abrader
Derivationally related forms: ↑abrade, ↑abrade (for: ↑abrader)
Hypernyms: ↑tool
Hyponyms: ↑abrading stone, ↑steel-wool pad

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