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abrasive

 [ah-bra´siv]
1. causing abrasion.
2. an agent that produces abrasion.

a·bra·sive

(ă-brā'siv),
1. Causing abrasion.
2. Any material used to produce abrasions.
3. A substance used in dentistry for abrading, grinding, or polishing.

abrasive

a substance used for grinding or polishing a surface. See abrasion.

abrasive

Materials science
adjective Causing abrasion or attrition.
 
Optics
noun Any extremely hard material (e.g., diamond, SiC, Al2O3), which, in a fine particulate form (< 15 µm), is used in the early stages of grinding and polishing a lens to a desired thickness or finish.
 
Psychology
adjective Referring to a person or patient with a brusque and/or annoying personality; tedious.

a·bra·sive

(ă-brā'siv)
1. Causing abrasion.
2. Any material used to produce abrasions.
3. A substance used in dentistry for abrading, grinding, or polishing.

abrasive 

Granular substance used in lens grinding, such as corundum (aluminium oxide), carborundum, etc. See roughing; smoothing; surfacing.

a·bra·sive

(ă-brā'siv)
1. Causing abrasion.
2. Any material used to produce abrasions.
3. A substance used in dentistry for abrading, grinding, or polishing.

abrasive (əbrā´siv),

n a substance used for grinding or polishing that will wear away a material or tissue.
abrasive disk,
abrasive, finishing,
n the application of abrasive materials in order to eliminate surface imperfections.
abrasive point, rotary,
abrasive polishing agent,
n a paste containing sharp-edged particles that are moved over the surface of a material with varying pressure and speed. The movement abrades the surface with microscopic scratches, which creates a polished finish. See also dentifrice and polishing.
abrasive strip,
abrasive system,
n the materials used for polishing and cleansing. Common materials include calcium carbonate (calcite, chalk, whiting), diamond particles (for porcelain), some aluminum derivatives (not for enamel), rouge (jeweler's rouge; applied to gold and precious metal alloys), and tin oxide (putty powder, stannic oxide).

abrasive

1. causing abrasion.
2. an agent that produces abrasion.

Patient discussion about abrasive

Q. Eczema tic itching leads making his skin reddish and abraded. My brothers eczema is very vulnerable to allergens. In spite of steps taken to eliminate this we have not succeeded much. His medicines do not help him. They cannot cure this immune disorder. They have started showing some side effects. His fight for eczema tic itching starts again once he stops his medicines. Eczema tic itching leads making his skin reddish and abraded. If any diet can help then please guide?

A. Though food can also trigger eczema symptoms. Thus you must avoid cow`s milk, eggs, shellfish. Avoid dusty areas, pollution. His doctor would have told about the allergens to be avoided just follow them. You can also make him have raw food. It’s said that they help reduce on the return of the symptoms. Use anything as natural as possible, like soaps, clothing and anything which is unnatural. This will help for the eczematic impact to reduce.
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