World English Dictionary
glaze (ɡleɪz)
vb (when intr, often foll by over)
1.  (tr) to fit or cover with glass
2.  (tr) ceramics to cover with a vitreous solution, rendering impervious to liquid and smooth to the touch
3.  (tr) to cover (a painting) with a layer of semitransparent colour to modify the tones
4.  (tr) to cover (foods) with a shiny coating by applying beaten egg, sugar, etc
5.  (tr) to make glossy or shiny
6.  to become or cause to become glassy: his eyes were glazing over
7.  ceramics
 a.  a vitreous or glossy coating
 b.  the substance used to produce such a coating
8.  a semitransparent coating applied to a painting to modify the tones
9.  a smooth lustrous finish on a fabric produced by applying various chemicals
10.  something used to give a glossy surface to foods: a syrup glaze
[C14 glasen, from glasglass]

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