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Burnish GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Burnish GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈbɜː.nɪʃ/ (verb)

to polish or rub something especially metal so that its surface becomes shiny and smooth, rub up, luster, shine, scour, buff, clean – make something look shiny and attractive, embellish, improve, beautify, refine

Metal, whether it’s made of steel, copper, brass, or silver, has an unfortunate tendency to tarnish and stain over time. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to remove these stains by coating metal with a specialized cleaner, then rubbing it down with a cloth or using a buffing wheel to polish or burnish it. Alternatively, you can also use a variety of different all-natural compounds to polish metal.


Antonyms: smear, tarnish

Noun: burnisher

Adjective: burnished

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