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veneer

noun uk   /vəˈnɪər/  us   /-ˈnɪr/
[C or U] a thin layer of decorative wood or plastic used to cover a cheaper material: The wardrobe is made of chipboard with a pine veneer. [S] something that hides something unpleasant or unwanted: She managed to hide her corrupt dealings under a veneer of respectability.
veneered
adjective uk   /-ˈnɪəd/  us   /-ˈnɪrd/
a veneered bookcase/surface/table
Translations of “veneer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 飾面薄板, 鑲板, 掩飾物…
in Russian шпон…
in Turkish yaldızlı cilâ, yaldız, boya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 饰面薄板, 镶板, 掩饰物…
in Polish okleina…
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