Definition of nonabrasive in US English:



  • Containing no abrasive substances or elements.

    ‘nonabrasive cleaners’
    • ‘Sprinkled on a damp sponge or cloth, baking soda can be used as a gentle, nonabrasive cleanser for kitchen countertops, sinks, bathtubs, ovens, and fiberglass.’
    • ‘Its fine, nonabrasive grains are gentle on the skin, with a hint of salicylic acid to smooth rough spots.’
    • ‘Participants are asked to wash their hands with a nonabrasive soap prior to having electrodes attached.’
    • ‘Perhaps a paste with water and nonabrasive cleaner will dissolve mineral stains.’
    • ‘The blades provide fast cutting of materials that are extremely hard, dense, and relatively nonabrasive, including very hard structural brick, some refractory brick, and very hard natural stone materials.’
    • ‘Use the liquid nonabrasive kind following the above directions.’
    • ‘Certain water may leave a lime or mineral deposit on the crystal; if that happens, vinegar on a soft, nonabrasive cloth will help remove the deposit.’
    • ‘Some manufacturers may recommend using a soft, nonabrasive sponge.’
    • ‘Except for the polishes and polish removers, all of the products, like the nonabrasive sugar scrubs with essential oils, contain natural ingredients and are made on-site.’
    • ‘If necessary, follow-up with nonabrasive powdered cleanser.’
    • ‘The ammonia free, nonabrasive aerosol removes copper, carbon, lead and powder fouling, while prolonging barrel life.’
    • ‘Remove stains from the outside of aluminum pans with silver polish, or mild, nonabrasive cleaner.’