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1shellac/ʃəˈlæk/noun
pluralshellacs
1shellac
/ʃəˈlæk/
noun
pluralshellacs
Learner's definition of SHELLAC  
[count, noncount]
: a clear liquid that dries into a hard coating and that is put on a surface to protect it
2shellac/ʃəˈlæk/verb
shellacksshellackedshellacking
2shellac
/ʃəˈlæk/
verb
shellacksshellackedshellacking
Learner's definition of SHELLAC  
[+ object]
: to coat (something) with shellac
US, informal : to defeat (a person or team) easily and completely— usually used as (be) shellacked
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