lose+lustre

  • 1 lustre — [[t]lʌ̱stə(r)[/t]] (in AM, use luster) 1) N UNCOUNT Lustre is gentle shining light that is reflected from a surface, for example from polished metal. Gold retains its lustre for far longer than other metals... It is softer than cotton and nylon… …

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  • 2 tarnish — /ˈtanɪʃ / (say tahnish) verb (t) 1. to dull or alter the lustre of (especially a metallic surface by oxidation, etc.); discolour. 2. to diminish or destroy the purity of; stain; sully. –verb (i) 3. to grow dull or discoloured; lose lustre. 4. to… …

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  • 3 tarnish — v. & n. v. 1 tr. lessen or destroy the lustre of (metal etc.). 2 tr. impair (one s reputation etc.). 3 intr. (of metal etc.) lose lustre. n. 1 a a loss of lustre. b a film of colour formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal. 2 a blemish; …

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  • 4 dislustre — /dis lusˈtər/ (archaic or poetic) transitive verb To deprive of lustre intransitive verb To lose lustre ORIGIN: ↑dis (3) …

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  • 5 tarnish — verb 1》 lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. 2》 make less valuable or respected: they make up negative stories to tarnish my image. noun loss of brightness. ↘a film or stain formed on an exposed… …

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  • 6 fade — v. n. 1. Vanish, disappear, evanesce, pass away, be seen no more. 2. Decline, droop, languish, decay, wither. 3. Lose color, lose lustre, grow dim, blanch, bleach …

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  • 7 tarnish — ► VERB 1) lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. 2) make or become less valuable or respected. ► NOUN 1) a film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal. 2) dullness of colour; loss …

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  • 8 tarnishable — tarnish ► VERB 1) lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. 2) make or become less valuable or respected. ► NOUN 1) a film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal. 2) dullness of… …

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  • 9 pottery — /pot euh ree/, n., pl. potteries. 1. ceramic ware, esp. earthenware and stoneware. 2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics. 3. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made. [1475 85; POTTER1 + Y3] * * * I One of the oldest and most… …

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  • 10 Business and Industry Review — ▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980 97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994 97, Table Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table (For Annual… …

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  • 11 Islamic arts — Visual, literary, and performing arts of the populations that adopted Islam from the 7th century. Islamic visual arts are decorative, colourful, and, in religious art, nonrepresentational; the characteristic Islamic decoration is the arabesque.… …

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  • 12 List of Emily Dickinson poems — This is a list of Emily Dickinson poems. There are 1,775 known poems that have been written by Dickinson. The poems are alphabetized by their first line. Punctuation, capitalization and even in some cases wording of the first lines may vary… …

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  • 13 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 14 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 15 mica — micalike, adj. /muy keuh/, n. any member of a group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum with other bases, chiefly potassium, magnesium, iron, and lithium, that separate readily into thin, tough, often transparent, and usually elastic… …

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  • 16 France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 17 tennis — /ten is/, n. a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net that divides the court in half. Cf. lawn tennis. See illus. under racket2.… …

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  • 18 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 19 Romance languages — romance1 (def. 8). [1770 80] * * * Group of related languages derived from Latin, with nearly 920 million native speakers. The major Romance languages French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian are national languages. French is probably… …

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  • 20 South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …

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