1
: finished with a nap
a brushed fabric
2
: polished but not shiny
brushed aluminum

Examples of brushed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made from 100 percent cotton with a fleece interior and a brushed flannel shell, the Legendary Whitetails Camp Night Jacket can be worn as a shirt or jacket, depending on the weather. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2023 The brushed interior feels soft directly against the skin, allowing this piece to be worn on its own, to boot. Lisa Jhung, Outside Online, 20 Jan. 2023 The stainless steel and aluminum design will stand up to heavy use while the brushed finish offers a sophisticated backdrop for all your best creations and treats. Kaitlyn McInnis, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Jan. 2023 However, the brushed suede fabrication and light brown shade keeps things very much in the now. Kristina Rutkowski, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Jan. 2023 Their brushed treatment and 6-oz-weight provide a blissful experience when under the covers, especially when hitting those cold weather months. John Thompson, Men's Health, 5 Dec. 2022 In Brooklyn on November 21, the supermodel stuck to her failsafe combination and wore loose trousers, a hoodie and Converse, with a roomy leather jacket thrown over the top and a brushed leather Prada Cleo bag on her shoulder. Alice Cary, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2022 With its icy blue dial and combination of polished, brushed and matte surfaces, the timepiece boasts a refined aesthetic that belies its robust build. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2022 These double-brushed microfiber sheets have that oh-so-soft feeling to the touch but on an affordable budget. John Thompson, Men's Health, 5 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brushed was circa 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Brushed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brushed. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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