non·​abra·​sive | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈbrā-siv How to pronounce nonabrasive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of nonabrasive

: not abrasive a nonabrasive cloth nonabrasive liquid detergent

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Examples of nonabrasive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For sure, the visual scheme illustrates canned anecdotes with stock footage and employs luxuriously bland hotel suites as settings for nonabrasive conversation. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "Four Shows at the Center of a Golden Age of Hip-Hop Television," 1 Nov. 2019 Try a rechargeable cleansing brush like Foreo Luna Mini 2, which is nonabrasive and soft yet still gets the job done — just like Mars in Cancer. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Aries Horoscope Means for You," 30 Apr. 2019 Glass countertops should be cleaned with a nonabrasive glass cleaner. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "How to Keep a Clean Kitchen," 28 Sep. 2011 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,, "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., "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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3 Jan 2020

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“Nonabrasive.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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