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plural of surface
as in exteriors
an outer part or layer the surface of just about everything in the kitchen was covered with soot after we put the grease fire out

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present tense third-person singular of surface
as in emerges
to come to one's attention especially gradually or unexpectedly no information regarding the stolen car has surfaced since the police found it abandoned on a country road

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as in rises
to penetrate the surface (as of water) from below a submarine surfaced on the starboard side of the aircraft carrier

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“Surfaces.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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