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- Having an even, smooth surface; smooth
- Not rough or harsh.
- Slim and streamlined; not plump, thick, or stocky.
- Healthy, well-fed and well-groomed; in good condition. (of stock animals)
- Dated form of .
- 1892, The Critic, volume 20, page 229:
- 'Are these the Carrara marbles?' the lady queried. 'Yes, madam,' responded the sleek salesman.
not rough or harsh
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- (transitive) To make smooth or glossy; to polish.
- 1895, The New Technical Educator, page 258:
- The sloping brush sleeks the surface.
- (transitive, dated) To calm or soothe.
- (intransitive, dated) To glide.
to make smooth; glossy; or to polish
that which makes smooth; varnish
Variant of slick.
- to sleek
- → Irish: slíoc