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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Paint that provides a hard glossy transparent coating v. - Cover with a clear paint.

Usage examples (36)
  • A fire retardant varnish is then applied to the entire piece.
  • A thin coat of varnish is now painted over the parts that are sufficiently deepened, technically speaking they are "stopped out," and the process of biting is recommenced.
  • The varnish is a protective coating that is painted onto a child's teeth to prevent cavaties.
  • Fuel left in the tank over the summer could gum up into what's referred to as varnish if you didn't remove it. for more
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