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English definition of “gild”

gild

verb [T] uk   /ɡɪld/ us  
to cover a surface with a thin layer of gold or a substance that looks like goldMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsCovering and adding layers literary to cover the surface of something with bright gold light: Sunlight gilded the children's faces.Emitting and casting light
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