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What is the opposite of burnish?

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(dull) Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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(deface) Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Opposite of to clean or polish thoroughly
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Opposite of to make shiny by applying a glossy substance to
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Opposite of to cause to become sharp or sharper
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
“Using spray waxes or polishes on a surface will just dull the shine.”
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Opposite of to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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Opposite of to free from breaks, curves, or bumps
“Equipment like discs and harrows can be used to roughen the texture of the soil on a slope.”
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Opposite of to illuminate or shine with light
Noun
Opposite of smoothness or glossiness produced by rubbing or friction
Noun
Opposite of shine or lustre on a smooth surface
“The moisture would help to reduce the dullness of his bald head.”
Noun
Opposite of the surface appearance of a manufactured material or object, or the material used to produce this
“There was a superficial scratch on the brushed metal finish but the interior was still intact.”
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