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burnish

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Plain form
burnish

Third-person singular
burnishes

Past tense
burnished

Past participle
burnished

Present participle
burnishing

  1. (transitive) If you burnish something, you make it smooth or shiny by rubbing. .
    In pottery, a stone is sometimes used to burnish a pot before firing, giving it a smooth, shiny look.