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refinish

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verb re·fin·ish \(ˌ)rē-ˈfi-nish\

Simple Definition of refinish

  • : to remove the coating on the surface of (furniture, a floor, etc.) and put on a new coating : to put a new finish on (something)

Full Definition of refinish

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give (as furniture) a new surface

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to refinish furniture

re·fin·ish·er noun

Examples of refinish

  1. She made her living repairing and refinishing wood floors.



1886

First Known Use of refinish

1886

Rhymes with refinish


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