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airbrush

[air-bruhsh] /ˈɛərˌbrʌʃ/
noun
1.
an atomizer for spraying paint.
verb (used with object)
2.
to paint or decorate, using an airbrush:
to airbrush murals; to airbrush silk kimonos.
3.
to remove or alter by or as by means of an airbrush:
to airbrush facial lines from a photograph.
4.
to prettify or sanitize:
airbrushed versions of modern history.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; air1 + brush1
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British Dictionary definitions for air-brushes

airbrush

/ˈɛəˌbrʌʃ/
noun
1.
an atomizer for spraying paint or varnish by means of compressed air
verb (transitive)
2.
to paint or varnish (something) by using an airbrush
3.
to improve the image of (a person or thing) by concealing defects beneath a bland exterior: an airbrushed version of the government's record
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