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smoothed

verb
past tense of smooth

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1 to free from obstruction or difficulty
  • a willingness to compromise will smooth the way to an early agreement

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2 to make free from breaks, curves, or bumps
  • the workers smoothed the surface of the concrete before letting it dry

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3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • used fine sandpaper to smooth the face of the wood

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“Smoothed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smoothed. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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