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Definition of Burnish


  1. 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.
  2. To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
  3. The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.

Burnish Translations

burnish in French is brunissons, brunissez, brunissent, brunis, brunir
burnish in German is polieren
burnish in Swedish is polera