brushed

[ bruhsht ]
/ brʌʃt /

adjective

having a nap raised or a surface produced by a brushing process: brushed cotton.

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Origin of brushed

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at brush1, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM brushed

un·brushed, adjectivewell-brushed, adjective

Definition for brushed (2 of 2)

Origin of brush

1
1350–1400; (noun) Middle English brusshe, probably to be identified with brush2, if orig. sense was implement made from twigs, etc., culled from brushwood; (v.) Middle English brushen to hasten, rush, probably < Old French brosser to travel (through brush), verbal derivative of broce (see brush2)

OTHER WORDS FROM brush

brush·a·ble, adjectivebrush·er, nounbrush·like, adjectiveun·brush·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brushed (1 of 3)

brushed
/ (brʌʃt) /

adjective

textiles treated with a brushing process to raise the nap and give a softer, warmer finishbrushed nylon

British Dictionary definitions for brushed (2 of 3)

brush1
/ (brʌʃ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of brush

brusher, nounbrushlike, adjective

Word Origin for brush

C14: from Old French broisse, perhaps from broce brush ²

British Dictionary definitions for brushed (3 of 3)

brush2
/ (brʌʃ) /

noun

a thick growth of shrubs and small trees; scrub
land covered with scrub
broken or cut branches or twigs; brushwood
wooded sparsely populated country; backwoods

Word Origin for brush

C16 (dense undergrowth), C14 (cuttings of trees): from Old French broce, from Vulgar Latin bruscia (unattested) brushwood
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Idioms and Phrases with brushed

brush

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