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Definitions and Synonyms of sandpaper | Another word for sandpaper | What is sandpaper?

Definition 1: stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for sandpaper in the sense of this definition

(sandpaper is a kind of ...) a substance that abrades or wears down

(sandpaper is made of the substance ...) a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

Definition 2: rub with sandpaper - [verb of contact]

Samples where sandpaper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sandpaper the wooden surface

Synonyms for sandpaper in the sense of this definition

(sandpaper is a kind of ...) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

"smooth the surface of the wood"

(... is a kind of sandpaper ) sand roughly

"rough-sand the door before painting it"

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