abrasive
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abrasive(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rough)
a. abrasivo
Use an abrasive powder to clean the tile.Utiliza un polvo abrasivo para limpiar los azulejos.
2. (disagreeable)
a. áspero
You could tell she was angry from her abrasive tone.Se notaba que estaba enfadada por su tono áspero.
b. brusco
If Martha could stop being so abrasive, he might have more friends.Si Martha pudiera dejar de ser tan brusca, podría tener más amigos.
c. desagradable
Your abrasive remarks are not helpful at all; you could well keep them to yourself.Tus comentarios desagradables no ayudan para nada; bien podrías guardártelos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (scratchy substance)
a. el abrasivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The janitor ruined the bronze handrail using harsh abrasives to clean.El conserje arruinó el pasamanos de bronce utilizando abrasivos fuertes para limpiar.
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abrasive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substance)
a. el abrasivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (surface, substance)
a. abrasivo(a)
3. (person, manner)
a. acre, corrosivo(a)
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abrasive [əˈbreɪsɪv]
adjective
1 [+substance, surface] abrasivo
2 [+personality] desabrido; brusco; [+tone] áspero; desabrido
noun
abrasivo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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