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Meaning of “polish” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 Arabic مادّة مُلَمِّعة…
in Korean 광택제…
in Malaysian penggilap…
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 Vietnamese xi đánh bóng…
in Spanish cera, betún, (suelos) abrillantador…
in Portuguese cera…
in Thai น้ำยาขัดเงา…
in German die Politur…
in Catalan cera, betum…
in Japanese つや出し, 光沢剤…
in Indonesian poles…
in Chinese (Simplified) 波兰语…
(Definition of polish noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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