verb (used with object)
Origin of varnish
Synonyms for varnish
Examples from the Web for revarnish
Historical Examples of revarnish
Follow with a thorough washing with clean water and revarnish.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting
Mayton Clarence Hillick
To revarnish, wipe off all grease stains, and dress lightly down with the best copal.The Determined Angler and the Brook Trout
Make use of the brush to revarnish several places which are scaling off on the margin and the back of the plate.A Treatise on Etching
Word Origin for varnish
late 14c.; see varnish (n.). Related: Varnished; varnishing.
mid-14c., from Old French vernis "varnish" (12c.), from Medieval Latin vernix "odorous resin," perhaps from Late Greek verenike, from Greek Berenike, name of an ancient city in Libya (modern Bengasi) credited with the first use of varnishes. The town is named for Berenike II, queen of Egypt (see Berenice). Figurative sense of "specious gloss, pretense," is recorded from 1560s.