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Adjective
Having had a substance applied through rubbing
Verb
Past tense for to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
“She had different ointments to rub on and disinfectants to wash out cuts.”
Verb
Past tense for to damage or diminish by continued friction
“They shouldn't do this, though, because the fiberglass edges can rub on the skin and cause irritation.”
Verb
Past tense for to make smooth by friction
“… the furniture restorer rubbed the board perfectly smooth with sandpaper.”
Verb
“It is important not to just rub the skin over the area but to apply firm downward pressure with the thumb, knuckle or elbow.”
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