glazed

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."

Primary Meanings of glazed

1.
adj
having a shiny surface or coating
2.
adj
fitted or covered with glass
Full Definitions of glazed
1

adj 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
glass-like
resembling glass
calendered, glossy
(of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers
icy
shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice
Antonyms:
unglazed
not having a shiny coating
unvitrified
(of ceramics) lacking a vitreous finish
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adj (of foods) covered with a shiny coating by applying e.g. beaten egg or a sugar or gelatin mixture

glazed doughnuts”
“a glazed ham”
Synonyms:
coated
having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination

adj (used of eyes) lacking liveliness

“his eyes were glazed over with boredom”
Synonyms:
glassy
empty
holding or containing nothing
2

adj fitted or covered with glass

“four glazed walls”
Synonyms:
glassed
Antonyms:
glassless, unglazed
not furnished with glass

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