Pronunciation: (u-brā'siv, -ziv), [key]
any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.
1. tending to abrade; causing abrasion; abrading.
2. tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: an abrasive personality.
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