What is the difference between abrasive and carborundum?

abrasive | carborundum |


As nouns the difference between abrasive and carborundum

is that abrasive is a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing {{defdate|first attested in the mid 19th century}}{{reference-book | last =| first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | editor =brown, lesley | others = | title = the shorter oxford english dictionary | origdate = | origyear = 1933| origmonth = | url = | format = | accessdate = | accessyear = | accessmonth = | edition = 5th | date = | year =2003| month = | publisher =oxford university press | location =oxford, uk | language = | id = | doi = | isbn =978-0-19-860575-7 | lccn = | ol = | pages =7| chapter = | chapterurl = | quote =}} while carborundum is carborundum.

As a adjective abrasive

is producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface {{defdate|first attested in 1805}}.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

abrasive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface.
  • Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation.
  • An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities.
    Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.
  • (geology) Rock fragments, sand grains, mineral particles, used by water, wind, and ice to abrade a land surface.
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    carborundum

    English

    Noun

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