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glaze

glaze

 
 
pronunciation:
gleIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: glazed, glazes, glazing
definition 1: to install glass in (a window).
similar words:
glass, lead
definition 2: to apply a smooth, usu. bonded coating to (pottery) with heat.
similar words:
enamel, lead
definition 3: in cooking, to apply an edible coating to, as of sugar or egg yolk.
The baker glazed the doughnuts.
synonyms:
ice
similar words:
candy, frost
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become glazed or glassy.
The road glazed over during the storm.Her eyes glazed with fatigue.
similar words:
blur, film, ice over
definition 2: to form or turn into a glaze.
The pigment glazes during firing in the kiln.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a glasslike coating or surface, or the substance or material of which it is made.
similar words:
finish, glare, glazing, gloss, patina, polish
definition 2: a coating on ceramics that is fixed with heat.
The potter applied a deep blue glaze to the inside surface of the bowl.
similar words:
enamel, finish, glazing
definition 3: a glossy coating on food.
synonyms:
frosting, icing
definition 4: a transparent coating used to modify the tones of a painting or painted surface.
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derivation: glazer (n.)
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