Sandblasting

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sandblasting

[′san‚blast·iŋ]
(engineering)
Surface treatment in which steel grit, sand, or other abrasive material is blown against an object to produce a roughened surface or to remove dirt, rust, and scale.
(geology)
Abrasion affected by the action of hard, windblown mineral grains.
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Sandblasting

Abrading a surface, such as concrete, by a stream of sand ejected from a nozzle by compressed air; used for cleaning up construction joints, or carried deeper to expose the aggregate.
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