burnished

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burnished (not comparable)

  1. Polished, made shiny by rubbing (especially with a burnisher).
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.

Verb[edit]

burnished

  1. simple past tense and past participle of burnish