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varnish

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈvɑːnɪʃ/
a clear liquid that you paint onto wood to protect it and make it shine →  See also nail polish Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general words
Translations of “varnish”
in Arabic وَرْنيش…
in Korean 광택제…
in Malaysian varnis, permukaan varnis…
in French vernis…
in Turkish vernik…
in Italian lacca, vernice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清漆, 罩光漆, 亮光漆…
in Russian лак…
in Polish lakier…
in Vietnamese véc ni, sơn dầu…
in Spanish barniz…
in Portuguese verniz…
in Thai น้ำมันขัดเงา, ความเงามัน…
in German der Lack, die Politur…
in Catalan vernís…
in Japanese ニス, ワニス…
in Indonesian pernis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清漆, 罩光漆…
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