1 lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
2 a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood [syn: shellac varnish] v : cover with shellac; "She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots" [also: shellacking, shellacked]shellacking See shellac
- present participle of shellac
- A heavy defeat.
beating, calcimining, clobbering, coating, covering, crushing defeat, debacle, decisive defeat, defeasance, drubbing, enameling, fresco, gilding, glazing, glossing, japanning, licking, no contest, overthrow, overwhelming defeat, painting, pasting, priming, rout, smashing defeat, smearing, staining, stippling, total defeat, trouncing, undercoating, utter defeat, vanquishment, varnishing, whipping, whitewash, whitewashing, whopping