from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a nap produced by brushing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective p. p. of brush.
  • adjective having a soft nap produced by brushing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective rubbed, especially as a finish.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of brush.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush
  • adjective (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing
  • adjective touched lightly in passing; grazed against


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