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To shine or be resplendent with:
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  1. To shine or be resplendent with:
  2. To burn with a bright flame.
  3. To give off a strong, vivid light; shine very brightly; glare
To send out rays or waves.
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  1. To send out rays or waves.
  2. To come forth or spread out in rays
  3. To send out rays of heat, light, etc.; be radiant
To direct or aim (a radio signal, program, etc.)
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  1. To direct or aim (a radio signal, program, etc.)
  2. To give out (shafts of light); radiate in a beam or beams
  3. To radiate light; shine.
To give off sparks; flash; sparkle
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  1. To give off sparks; flash; sparkle
  2. To sparkle intellectually; be brilliant and witty
  3. To send forth light in flashes; sparkle.
To be reflected as a sparkling or glistening light:
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  1. To be reflected as a sparkling or glistening light:
  2. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam.
  3. To shine with a sparkling light; be bright; glisten; sparkle
To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter:
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  1. To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter:
  2. (Intransitive) To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.
  3. (Intransitive) To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
(Chiefly of eyes) to be bright with delight
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  1. (Chiefly of eyes) to be bright with delight
  2. (Of a source of light) to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
  3. To shine with quick, intermittent flashes of light, as some stars; sparkle
To give a faint, flickering light
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  1. To give a faint, flickering light
  2. To be reflected in dim, intermittent flashes:
  3. (Intransitive) To shine with a faint unsteady light.
To be conspicuous; stand out obtrusively:
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  1. To be conspicuous; stand out obtrusively:
  2. To be too bright or showy
  3. To shine with a strong, steady, dazzling light
To show brilliant, conspicuous colors; be bright
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  1. To show brilliant, conspicuous colors; be bright
  2. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color:
  3. To gleam; flash; light up
To cause to reflect light from (a surface).
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  1. To cause to reflect light from (a surface).
  2. To appear or occur suddenly:
  3. To send out or reflect a sudden, brief blaze or light, esp. at intervals
To shine with a subdued flickering light:
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  1. To shine with a subdued flickering light:
  2. To be reflected as a subdued, flickering light:
  3. (Intransitive) To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly; to glisten; to glimmer.
  1. To illuminate.
  2. To give light to; illuminate.
  3. To illuminate; light up
To decorate (an initial letter or word) with designs, tracings, etc. of gold, silver, or bright colors
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  1. To decorate (an initial letter or word) with designs, tracings, etc. of gold, silver, or bright colors
  2. To adorn (a page of a book, for example) with ornamental designs, images, or lettering in brilliant colors or precious metals.
  3. To give light to; light up
To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light
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  1. To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light
  2. To signal (a message) by flashing a light, etc.
  3. To flash on and off; twinkle or glimmer
To expose to or treat by exposing to X-rays, ultraviolet rays, radium, or some other form of radiant energy
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  1. To expose to or treat by exposing to X-rays, ultraviolet rays, radium, or some other form of radiant energy
  2. To expose to or treat with radiation. For example, meat sold as food is often irradiated with x-rays or other radiation to kill bacteria; uranium 238 can be irradiated with neutrons to create fissionable plutonium 239.
  3. To manifest in a manner suggesting the emission of light; radiate:
To confuse, surprise, or overpower as by a brilliant display or exceptional qualities
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  1. To confuse, surprise, or overpower as by a brilliant display or exceptional qualities
  2. To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light.
  3. To overpower or dim the vision of with very bright light or moving lights
To please irresistibly; enchant.
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  1. To please irresistibly; enchant.
  2. To dazzle thoroughly; bewilder; confuse
  3. To confuse or disarm by dazzling.
To be or become luminescent.
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  1. To be or become luminescent.
  2. To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent.
To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
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  1. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
  2. To appear briefly:
  3. To move with a quick, light, wavering motion
To shine by reflection with a sparkling luster:
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  1. To shine by reflection with a sparkling luster:
  2. To be reflected with a sparkling luster:
  3. To shine or sparkle with reflected light, as a wet or polished surface does
To appear or be revealed briefly or suddenly
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  1. To appear or be revealed briefly or suddenly
  2. To shine or reflect with a gleam or gleams
  3. To emit a gleam; flash or glow:
To give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze
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  1. To give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze
  2. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color:
  3. To gleam; flash; light up
To give off sparks; flash; sparkle
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  1. To give off sparks; flash; sparkle
  2. To sparkle intellectually; be brilliant and witty
  3. To send forth light in flashes; sparkle.
To return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.).
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  1. To return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.).
To make (something) deviate from its original path.
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  1. To make (something) deviate from its original path.
  2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
  3. To turn or make go to one side
To reflect, as in a mirror; give or show a likeness of
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  1. To reflect, as in a mirror; give or show a likeness of
  2. An object that causes light or other radiation to be reflected from its surface, with little or no diffusion. Common mirrors consist of a thin sheet or film of metal, such as silver, behind or covering a glass pane. Mirrors are used extensively in telescopes, microscopes, lasers, fiber optics, measuring instruments, and many other devices.
  3. To reflect in or as if in a mirror:
To improve or refine (someone or someone's manners, appearance, etc.) as by removing crudeness or vulgarity
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  1. To improve or refine (someone or someone's manners, appearance, etc.) as by removing crudeness or vulgarity
  2. To become smooth or shiny by being rubbed:
  3. To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
To make or become bright or brighter
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  1. To make or become bright or brighter
To remove dirt and grease from (wool, etc.)
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  1. To remove dirt and grease from (wool, etc.)
  2. To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
  3. To clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously:
To apply, spread, remove, etc. with a stroke or strokes as of a brush
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  1. To apply, spread, remove, etc. with a stroke or strokes as of a brush
  2. To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
  3. To clean, polish, or groom with a brush:
To treat (a cut edge, esp. of a garment), as by pinking, serging, or binding, in order to prevent raveling
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  1. To treat (a cut edge, esp. of a garment), as by pinking, serging, or binding, in order to prevent raveling
  2. To give (cloth, leather, wood, etc.) a desired surface effect
  3. To consume all of; use up:
To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
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  1. To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
  2. To rub with a tool that serves especially to smooth or polish.
To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.
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  1. To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.
  2. (Now Rare) To brighten by rubbing or scouring; polish; burnish
  3. To brighten by cleaning or rubbing; polish.
Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
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  1. Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
  2. To remove (facial or body hair) by covering the skin with a layer of wax that is peeled off after hardening, uprooting the encased hairs.
  3. To coat, treat, or polish with wax.
To make smooth or soft like buff
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  1. To make smooth or soft like buff
  2. To clean or shine with a buff or treated cloth
  3. To polish or shine with a piece of soft material.
To hone (one's skills)
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  1. To hone (one's skills)
  2. To polish to make something shiny
To construct (a ceiling) so that the beams are exposed
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  1. To construct (a ceiling) so that the beams are exposed
  2. To radiate light; shine.
  3. To give out (shafts of light); radiate in a beam or beams
To give off a strong, vivid light; shine very brightly; glare
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  1. To give off a strong, vivid light; shine very brightly; glare
  2. To burn with a bright flame.
  3. To burn rapidly or brightly; flame
To emit heat or light by fire or energy:
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  1. To emit heat or light by fire or energy:
  2. To be very eager:
  3. To harden or impart a finish to by subjecting to intense heat; fire:
To appear or be revealed briefly or suddenly
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  1. To appear or be revealed briefly or suddenly
  2. To shine or reflect with a gleam or gleams
  3. To emit a gleam; flash or glow:
To give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze
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  1. To give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze
  2. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color:
  3. To gleam; flash; light up
To make or become incandescent.
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  1. To make or become incandescent.
  2. To cause to be (to become) incandescent, especially by the application of heat
To issue or emerge in rays or waves:
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  1. To issue or emerge in rays or waves:
  2. To come forth or spread out in rays
  3. To send out rays of heat, light, etc.; be radiant
To soften the surface of (leather) by raising a nap.
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  1. To soften the surface of (leather) by raising a nap.
  2. To clean or shine with a buff or treated cloth
  3. To polish or shine with a piece of soft material.
To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
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  1. To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
  2. To rub with a tool that serves especially to smooth or polish.
To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.
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  1. To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.
  2. To brighten by cleaning or rubbing; polish.
  3. (Now Rare) To brighten by rubbing or scouring; polish; burnish
To give (the eyes) a glassy look
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  1. To give (the eyes) a glassy look
  2. To apply a glaze to:
  3. To coat (a painted surface) with a semitransparent color
To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
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  1. To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
  2. To give a bright sheen or luster to.
  3. To apply a gloss to:
To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined
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  1. To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined
  2. To smooth and brighten, as by rubbing
  3. To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
(Dated) With ease and dexterity.
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  1. (Dated) With ease and dexterity.
  2. To make sleek; slick:
(Now Rare) To write in an ornamental style
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  1. (Now Rare) To write in an ornamental style
  2. To grow vigorously; succeed; thrive; prosper
  3. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive:
To produce blossoms; bloom
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  1. To produce blossoms; bloom
  2. The reproductive structure of the seed-bearing plants known as angiosperms. A flower may contain up to four whorls or arrangements of parts: carpels, stamens, petals, and sepals. The female reproductive organs consist of one or more carpels . Each carpel includes an ovary, style, and stigma. A single carpel or a group of fused carpels is sometimes called a pistil. The male reproductive parts are the stamens, made up of a filament and anther. The reproductive organs may be enclosed in an inner whorl of petals and an outer whorl of sepals. Flowers first appeared over 120 million years ago and have evolved a great diversity of forms and coloration in response to the agents that pollinate them. Some flowers produce nectar to attract animal pollinators, and these flowers are often highly adapted to specific groups of pollinators. Flowers pollinated by moths, such as species of jasmine and nicotiana, are often pale and fragrant in order to be found in the evening, while those pollinated by birds, such as fuschias, are frequently red and odorless, since birds have good vision but a less developed sense of smell. Wind-pollinated flowers, such as those of oak trees or grass, are usually drab and inconspicuous.
  3. To produce a flower or flowers; blossom.
A smooth glossy finish or appearance; luster.
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  1. A smooth glossy finish or appearance; luster.
  2. A gloss or polish
A glassy finish, as on pottery
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  1. A glassy finish, as on pottery
  2. A coating of colored, opaque, or transparent material applied to ceramics before firing.
  3. A coat of semitransparent color applied to a painted surface to modify the effect
An extensive commentary, often accompanying a text or publication.
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  1. An extensive commentary, often accompanying a text or publication.
  2. A kind of paint that dries to a shiny finish.
  3. A cosmetic that adds shine or luster, such as lip gloss.
Any of various substances, such as wax or glaze, used to give an object a gloss or polish.
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  1. Any of various substances, such as wax or glaze, used to give an object a gloss or polish.
  2. The appearance of a mineral surface judged by its brilliance and ability to reflect light.
  3. The quality, condition, or fact of shining by reflected light; gloss; sheen
The language spoken in Poland.
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  1. The language spoken in Poland.
  2. The act or process of polishing:
  3. A substance containing chemical agents or abrasive particles and applied to smooth or shine a surface:
Bright or shining attire
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  1. Bright or shining attire
  2. A glossy surface given to textiles.
  3. Brightness; shininess; luster
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