sleeken

sleek

2 [sleek]
verb (used with object)
to make sleek; smooth; slick: to sleek leather.
Also, sleeken.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English sleken, variant of slick2

sleeker, noun
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sleek (sliːk)
 
adj
1.  smooth and shiny; polished
2.  polished in speech or behaviour; unctuous
3.  (of an animal or bird) having a shiny healthy coat or feathers
4.  (of a person) having a prosperous appearance
 
vb
5.  to make smooth and glossy, as by grooming, etc
6.  (usually foll by over) to cover (up), as by making more agreeable; gloss (over)
 
[C16: variant of slick]
 
'sleekly
 
adv
 
'sleekness
 
n
 
'sleeky
 
adj

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sleek
1589, variant of M.E. slike (see slick). Originally of healthy-looking animal hair; applied to persons 1637, with sense of "plump and smooth-skinned."
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