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burnish

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brightness created by light reflected from a surface
  • after some much-needed polishing, the silver tea set had a brilliant burnish

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burnish

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of burnish (Entry 2 of 2)

to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • burnished the floor of the ballroom to a soft luster

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“Burnish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burnish. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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