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Definition of burnish:

  1. The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.
  2. To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper.
  3. To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.

Synonyms:

glossary, buff, color, glossiness, polish, flush, finish, semblance, light, colour, refinement, furbish, study at polish, culture, gloss, sleek, cultivation, buffet, rubric.

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