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  1. var·nish
    IPA[ˈvärniSH]
  2. noun

    • 1. resin dissolved in a liquid for applying on wood, metal, or other materials to form a hard, clear, shiny surface when dry:

      several coats of varnish the wood was stained with a dark varnish
    • 2. an external or superficially attractive appearance of a specific quality:

      an outward varnish of civilization

    verb

    • 1. apply varnish to:

      we stripped the floor and varnished it
    • 2. disguise or gloss over (a fact):

      the White House is varnishing over the defeat of the president's proposal
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: varnish, plural noun: varnishes

    • v.: verb: varnish, 3rd person present: varnishes, gerund or present participle: varnishing, past tense: varnished, past participle: varnished

    • noun

      resin dissolved in a liquid for applying on wood, metal, or other materials to form a hard, clear, shiny surface when dry:

      short for nail varnish

    • verb

      apply varnish to:

      disguise or gloss over (a fact):

    • noun

      nail polish.
    • noun

      a dark hard film of oxides formed on exposed rock surfaces in arid regions.
    • noun

      another term for lacquer tree
    • noun

      varnish applied to the fingernails or toenails to colour them or make them shiny; nail polish.
    • noun

      a dark hard film of oxides formed on exposed rock surfaces in arid regions.
    • noun

      a substance used to remove nail polish:
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