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Noun: polishing  pó-li-shing
  1. The work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    "every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing";
    - shining
Verb: polish  pó-lish
  1. Make (a surface) shiny
    "polish my shoes";
    - smooth, smoothen, shine
     
  2. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    "polish one's style of writing";
    - refine, fine-tune, down
     
  3. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
    "polish your social manners";
    - round, round off, polish up, brush up

Derived forms: polishings

Type of: ameliorate, amend, beautify, better, embellish, fancify, hone, improve, meliorate, mend, perfect, prettify, work

Encyclopedia: Polishing

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