unburnished


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unburnished

(ʌnˈbɜːnɪʃt)
adj
(of metals or metal objects) not burnished
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Adj.1.unburnished - of metals e.g.; not made shiny and smooth by friction
unpolished - not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing; "dull unpolished shoes"
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