lacquer

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From French lacre (a sort of sealing wax), from Portuguese laca, lacca (gum lac); see lac.

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lacquer (uncountable)

  1. A glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating; either a natural exudation of certain trees, or a solution of nitrocellulose in alcohol, etc.
  2. A similar finish, baked onto the inside of cans.

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lacquer (third-person singular simple present lacquers, present participle lacquering, simple past and past participle lacquered)

  1. To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.

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