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burnisher

[bur-ni-sher]
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noun
  1. a person who burnishes.
  2. a tool, usually with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing, as in dentistry.
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Origin of burnisher

First recorded in 1400–50, burnisher is from the late Middle English word burnessher. See burnish, -er2
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burnisher in Medicine

burnisher

(bûrnə-shər)
n.
  1. An instrument for smoothing and polishing the surface or edge of a dental restoration.
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