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emerize

[ em-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈɛm əˌraɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, em·er·ise .

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