verb (used with object), em·er·ized, em·er·iz·ing.

to finish (fabric) with a cylinder covered with emery in order to make the raised nap even and give luster to the fabric.

Nearby words

  1. emergicenter,
  2. emerging,
  3. emerging market,
  4. emerita,
  5. emeritus,
  6. emersed,
  7. emersion,
  8. emerson,
  9. emerson, ralph waldo,
  10. emersonian

Also especially British, em·er·ise.

Origin of emerize

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