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Definition of "varnished" []

  • A preparation consisting of a solvent, a drying oil, and usually resin, rubber, bitumen, etc, for application to a surface where it polymerizes to yield a hard glossy, usually transparent, coating (noun)
  • A similar preparation consisting of a substance, such as shellac or cellulose ester, dissolved in a volatile solvent, such as alcohol. It hardens to a film on evaporation of the solvent (noun)
  • The sap of certain trees used to produce such a coating (noun)
  • A smooth surface, coated with or as with varnish (noun)
  • An artificial, superficial, or deceptively pleasing manner, covering, etc; veneer (noun)
  • To cover with varnish (verb)
  • To give a smooth surface to, as if by painting with varnish (verb)
  • To impart a more attractive appearance to (verb)
  • To make superficially attractive (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of varnish. (verb)

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  • Coated, or decorated with varnish (adjective)

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Use "varnished" in a sentence
  • "Brethren of St. Francis and their clients, which still roughen the pavement of Santa Croce at Florence, and recall the varnished polychrome decoration of those Greek monuments in connexion with the worn-out blazonry of the funeral brasses of England and Flanders."
  • "Lay long talking with my wife in bed, then up with great content and to my chamber to set right a picture or two, Lovett having sent me yesterday Sancta Clara's head varnished, which is very fine, and now my closet is so full stored, and so fine, as I would never desire to have it better."
  • "Lovett having sent me yesterday Sancta Clara's head varnished, which is very fine, and now my closet is so full stored, and so fine, as I would never desire to have it better."