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synonyms for abrasives

  • deodorant
  • detergent
  • purifier
  • soap
  • abrasive
  • antiseptic
  • cathartic
  • fumigant
  • lather
  • polish
  • purgative
  • scourer
  • suds
  • abstergent
  • soap powder
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How to use abrasives in a sentence

Therefore Beecher had to depend wholly oh abrasives applied to the specimens with pieces of rubber.
THE APPENDAGES, ANATOMY, AND RELATIONSHIPS OF TRILOBITESPERCY EDWARD RAYMOND
What is more, the artificial abrasives do not injure the lungs of the operatives like sandstone.
CREATIVE CHEMISTRYEDWIN E. SLOSSON
What's more, he couldn't be sure whether he held a king's ransom in his hand or a few dollars' worth of industrial abrasives.
THE FLAMING MOUNTAINHAROLD LELAND GOODWIN
For the large number of abrasives produced from silica, outside of flint pebbles, domestic sources of production are ample.
THE ECONOMIC ASPECT OF GEOLOGYC. K. LEITH
Chert or flint constitutes grinding pebbles and tube-mill linings, and is also ground up for abrasives.
THE ECONOMIC ASPECT OF GEOLOGYC. K. LEITH
Alumina is the principal constituent of bauxite, the ore of aluminum, and of the natural abrasives, emery and corundum.
THE ECONOMIC ASPECT OF GEOLOGYC. K. LEITH
It is difficult to cut or drill but may be ground into shape by the new abrasives.
CREATIVE CHEMISTRYEDWIN E. SLOSSON
Bauxite is exported to Canadian makers of aluminum and abrasives.
THE ECONOMIC ASPECT OF GEOLOGYC. K. LEITH
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