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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A thin varnish; A substance purified by heating and filtering v. - Cover with a thin varnish.

Usage examples (38)
  • She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots
  • Noun : an LP that can hold nearly 10 times as much as the old shellac
  • Perhaps the spray from his orange-tan or hair shellac is getting to him.
  • Pigmented shellac is the typical interior sealer (seals crayon, magic marker, etc). for more
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