Airbrasive


Airbrasive
Air·bra·sive 'a(ə)r-.brā-siv, 'e(ə)r-, -ziv trademark used for an apparatus designed to abrade surfaces by means of a jet of gas carrying abrasive powder under pressure

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Air·bra·sive (ārґbra-siv) trademark for (a) an instrument for preparing a cavity in a tooth or removing deposits from teeth by application of silicon carbide or aluminum oxide by air blast; (b) the abrasive cutting powder used with the instrument.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • air|bra|sive — «AIR BRAY sihv», adjective. that cleans, smooths, or cuts by the action of abrasive particles propelled at high speeds by compressed air from a nozzle: »an airbrasive drill. ╂[< air + (a)brasive] …   Useful english dictionary