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polished

adjective

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1 having a shiny surface or finish
  • she could see her face reflected in the polished hood of the car

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polished

verb
past tense of polish

Synonyms & Antonyms of polished (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • you'll need to polish your shoes with a clean rag before the performance

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2 to bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done
  • once you polish the article a bit, it'll be ready to submit

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The first known use of polished was in the 14th century

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“Polished.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/polished. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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