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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bur·nish /ˈbɝnɪʃ/
 (vt.)磨,打磨,磨光(vi.)磨光發亮光輝,光澤

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bur·nish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Burnished p. pr. & vb. n. Burnishing.]  To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper.
 The frame of burnished steel, that east a glare
 From far, and seemed to thaw the freezing air.   --Dryden.
 Now the village windows blaze,
 Burnished by the setting sun.   --Cunningham.
 Burnishing machine, a machine for smoothing and polishing by compression, as in making paper collars.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bur·nish, v. i. To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
 A slender poet must have time to grow,
 And spread and burnish as his brothers do.   --Dryden.
    My thoughts began to burnish, sprout, and swell.   --Herbert.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bur·nish, n. The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 burnish
      n : the property of being smooth and shiny [syn: polish, gloss,
           glossiness]
      v : polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my
          shoes" [syn: buff, furbish, flush]