unbrushed

brushed

[bruhsht]
adjective
having a nap raised or a surface produced by a brushing process: brushed cotton.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see brush1, -ed2

unbrushed, adjective
well-brushed, adjective
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brushed (brʌʃt)
 
adj
textiles treated with a brushing process to raise the nap and give a softer, warmer finish: brushed nylon

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brush
"dust-sweeper," late 14c., from O.Fr. broisse (Mod.Fr. brosse) "a brush" (13c.), perhaps from V.L. *bruscia "a bunch of new shoots" (used to sweep away dust), perhaps from P.Gmc. *bruskaz "underbrush." As a verb, attested from mid-15c. Brush off "rebuff, dismiss" is from 1941.

brush
"shrubbery," early 14c., from Anglo-Fr. bruce "brushwood," O.N.Fr. broche, O.Fr. broce "bush, thicket, undergrowth" (12c., Mod.Fr. brosse), from Gallo-Romance *brocia, perhaps from *brucus "heather," or possibly from the same source as brush (1). The verb meaning "to move
briskly" especially past or against something or someone (1670s) probably belongs here, on the notion of a horse, etc., passing through dense undergrowth, but brush (1) probably has contributed something to it as well.
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brush definition


  1. n.
    an encounter; a close shave. : My brush with the bear was so close I could smell its breath—which was vile, I might add.
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