non·​abra·​sive ˌnän-ə-ˈbrā-siv How to pronounce nonabrasive (audio)
: not abrasive
a nonabrasive cloth
nonabrasive liquid detergent

Examples of nonabrasive in a Sentence

nonabrasive polishes the congregation much preferred the nonabrasive manner of the soft-spoken curate
Recent Examples on the Web For daily cleaning, wipe with a damp, nonabrasive cloth. Shannon Quimby, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 Despite a proclivity for political activism (naturally, as his father was an Obama appointee and aide), Chance remains remarkably nonabrasive, promoting God-policy over lockstep partisanship. Jonathan Rowe, Spin, 24 Aug. 2023 Before mounting the picture hanger, clean the wall's surface with a nonabrasive cloth and a solution of warm water and mild dish soap to remove any dirt or oils. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Scrub away buildup with a nonabrasive sponge and wash in hot, soapy water. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 June 2023 This recipe uses three pans, but as Sanders points out, clean up is pretty easy in a cast-iron pan — simply wipe interior surface of the still-warm skillet with paper towels to remove any excess food and oil, then rinse under hot water with a sponge or nonabrasive scrubber. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2021 Just be sure to use a nonabrasive microfiber material instead of a sponge, which could cause scratches on your precious cargo carrier. Nancy Einhart, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2023 Use a nonabrasive brush, like a toothbrush, to remove any crumbs between the burner slots. Alicia Chilton, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2022 Wipe counters with a nonabrasive sponge or cloth dipped in warm water and mild dishwashing liquid. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 17 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonabrasive was in 1897

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“Nonabrasive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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