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Definition of polish:

  1. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
  2. Anything used to produce a gloss.
  3. Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
  4. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
  5. The language of the Poles.
  6. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
  7. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.


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