nonabrasive

adjective
non·​abra·​sive | \ˌnän-ə-ˈbrā-siv, -ziv\

Definition of nonabrasive 

: not abrasive a nonabrasive cloth nonabrasive liquid detergent

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Graphene's possible health and environmental risks are still being studied, but the dye is nonabrasive, and the flakes are too large to enter human pores, Huang notes. Prachi Patel, Scientific American, "The Quirkier Uses of Graphene," 16 May 2018 After raising $25,000 from family, Angsuvarn contracted a chemist to formulate a nonabrasive cleaning solution that was gentle enough for suede but tough enough for rubber soles. David Pierson, latimes.com, "As sneakers got more expensive, Jason Mark Angsuvarn built an upscale shoe-shining business," 3 Nov. 2017 Use only nonabrasive cleaners and sponges or gentle cleaners such as baby wipes or cotton swabs. NOLA.com, "5 quick-and-dirty ways to fight common stains," 7 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of nonabrasive

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonabrasive was in 1897

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