Something with a glossy, shiny surface is glazed. Your favorite doughnuts might be glazed with icing, and your least favorite kind of road to drive on could be glazed with ice after a winter storm.

Glazed pottery is coated with a smooth and gleaming layer. You can also use the adjective glazed to describe a person's emotionless or glassy eyes, or windows that are fitted with panes of glass. All of these meanings come from the verb glaze, a variation on the Middle English glasen, which means both "to fit with glass" and "to make shine."

Definitions of glazed
  1. adjective
    having a shiny surface or coating
    glazed fabrics”
    glazed doughnuts”
    synonyms: shiny
    glassy, vitreous, vitrified
    (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
    resembling glass
    calendered, glossy
    (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers
    shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice
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    not having a shiny coating
    (of ceramics) lacking a vitreous finish
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  2. adjective
    (of foods) covered with a shiny coating by applying e.g. beaten egg or a sugar or gelatin mixture
    glazed doughnuts”
    “a glazed ham”
    having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination
  3. adjective
    (used of eyes) lacking liveliness
    “his eyes were glazed over with boredom”
    synonyms: glassy
    holding or containing nothing
  4. adjective
    fitted or covered with glass
    “four glazed walls”
    synonyms: glassed
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    glassless, unglazed
    not furnished with glass
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