See also: puliré

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin polīre (to polish, to smooth).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /puˈ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ire
  • Hyphenation: pu‧lì‧re

Verb edit

pulìre (first-person singular present pulìsco, first-person singular past historic pulìi, past participle pulìto, auxiliary avére or (in the archaic intransitive usage) èssere)

  1. (transitive) to clean
    Synonyms: mondare, nettare, rassettare, riordinare, ripulire
    Antonyms: insozzare, macchiare, sporcare
  2. (transitive) to clear (a desk, courtyard, etc.) [+ da (something unneeded) = of]
  3. (transitive, figurative) to clean, to strip (someone) [+ di (something valuable) = of]
  4. (transitive, rare) to smooth
  5. (transitive, figurative) to refine, to perfect
  6. (intransitive, archaic) to become clean or pure [auxiliary essere]

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