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polish

noun
 
 
/ˈpɒlɪʃ/
SUBSTANCE [C, U] a substance that you rub on something in order to make it clean and shinyPolishing and polishes
RUBBING [no plural] the act of rubbing something in order to make it clean and shiny: Just give the table a polish. →  See also nail polish Polishing and polishes
Translations of “polish”
in Korean 광택제…
in Arabic مادّة مُلَمِّعة…
in French cire…
in Turkish cilâ, cilâlama, parlatma…
in Italian lucido, vernice, smalto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 波蘭語…
in Russian крем, лак, мастика…
in Polish pasta (do polerowania), polerowanie…
in Spanish cera, betún, (suelos) abrillantador…
in Portuguese cera…
in German die Politur…
in Catalan cera, betum…
in Japanese つや出し, 光沢剤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 波兰语…
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