abradant

Definitions of abradant
  1. noun
    a substance that abrades or wears down
    synonyms: abrasive, abrasive material
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    carborundum
    an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals
    steel wool, wire wool
    a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
    emery cloth
    cloth covered with powdered emery
    emery paper, sandpaper
    stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand
    type of:
    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
  2. noun
    a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
    synonyms: abrader
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    abrading stone
    a primitive stone artifact (usually made of sandstone) used as an abrader
    steel-wool pad
    abrader consisting of a pad of steel wool used for polishing or smoothing
    type of:
    tool
    an implement used in the practice of a vocation
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