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var·nish

varnish

 
pronunciation:
var nihsh
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a liquid that is brushed on wood or other surfaces to protect them with a hard, shiny coat.
similar words:
dope, polish
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: varnishes, varnishing, varnished
definition: to cover or coat with varnish.
We varnished the boat before we put it in the water.
similar words:
finish
derivation: varnisher (n.)