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English definition of “coat”

coat

verb [T]     /kəʊt/ US  /koʊt/
to cover something with a layer of a particular substance: When the biscuits are cool, you coat them in/with melted chocolate.Covering and adding layers
(Definition of coat verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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