Meaning of lacquer
Pronunciation: (lak'ur), [key]
- a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added.
- any of various resinous varnishes, esp. a resinous varnish obtained from a Japanese tree, Rhus verniciflua, used to produce a highly polished, lustrous surface on wood or the like.
- Also calledware, esp. of wood, coated with such a varnish, and often inlaid: They collected fine Oriental lacquers.
- any volatile solvent that produces euphoria when inhaled.
- to coat with lacquer.
- to cover, as with facile or fluent words or explanations cleverly worded, etc.; obscure the faults of; gloss (often fol. by over): The speech tended to lacquer over the terrible conditions.
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