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Definitions and Synonyms of varnish | Another word for varnish | What is varnish?

Definition 1: a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

(varnish is a kind of ...) a thin layer covering something

"a second coat of paint"

(... is a kind of varnish ) a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging

(... is a kind of varnish ) a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood

Definition 2: cover with varnish - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for varnish in the sense of this definition

(varnish is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(... is a kind of varnish ) cover with shellac

"She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots"

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