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smooth


smooth

verb

Definition of SMOOTH

1
to free from obstruction or difficulty <a willingness to compromise will smooth the way to an early agreement>
Antonyms complicate
2
to make free from breaks, curves, or bumps <the workers smoothed the surface of the concrete before letting it dry>
Near Antonyms coarsen, rumple, wrinkle; bend, kink; dent, pit
Antonyms rough, roughen
3
to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <used fine sandpaper to smooth the face of the wood>
Near Antonyms rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)

March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
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