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  1. glaze
    IPA[ɡlāz]
  2. verb

    • 1. fit panes of glass into (a window or doorframe or similar structure):

      windows can be glazed using laminated glass
    • 2. enclose or cover with glass:

      the verandas were glazed in
    • 3. overlay or cover (food, fabric, etc.) with a smooth, shiny coating or finish:

      new potatoes that had been glazed in mint-flavored butter
      Synonym : varnish, enamel, lacquer, japan, shellac, paint, coat, gloss, make shiny, cover, coat, ice, frost
    • 4. lose brightness and animation:

      the prospect makes my eyes glaze over with boredom
      Synonym : become glassy, grow expressionless, go blank, be motionless, mist over, film over

    noun

    • 1. a vitreous substance fused on to the surface of pottery to form an impervious decorative coating.

    • 2. a smooth, shiny surface formed by glazing:

      the glaze of the white cups
    • 3. a thin topcoat of transparent paint used to modify the tone of an underlying color.

    • 4. a liquid such as milk or beaten egg used to form a smooth, shiny coating on food:

      brush the cake with an apricot glaze
    • 5. a thin, glassy coating of ice on the ground or the surface of water.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: glaze, plural noun: glazes

    • v.: verb: glaze, 3rd person present: glazes, gerund or present participle: glazing, past tense: glazed, past participle: glazed

    • verb

      fit panes of glass into (a window or door frame or similar structure):

      enclose or cover with glass:

    • noun

      a vitreous substance fused on to the surface of pottery to form an impervious decorative coating.

      a smooth, shiny surface formed on pottery by glazing:

    • adjective

      (of a window or doorframe or similar structure) fitted with panes of glass:

      (of food, fabric, etc.) overlaid or covered with a smooth, shiny coating or finish:

    • noun

      the action of installing windows.

      glass windows:

    • noun

      the action of installing windows:

      glass windows:

    • adjective

      (of a window or door frame or similar structure) fitted with panes of glass:

      (of food, fabric, etc.) overlaid or covered with a smooth, shiny coating or finish:

    • verb

      install (windows that have two layers of glass):

      install double-glazed windows in (a room or building):

    • noun

      (in pottery) a hard glaze with a pitted surface, produced on stoneware by adding salt to the kiln during firing.
    • verb

      install (windows that have two layers of glass):

      install double-glazed windows in (a room or building):

    • noun

      (in pottery) a glaze made white and opaque by the addition of tin oxide.
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