verb (used with object)
to make sleek; smooth; slick:
to sleek leather.
smooth and shiny; polished
polished in speech or behaviour; unctuous
(of an animal or bird) having a shiny healthy coat or feathers
(of a person) having a prosperous appearance
to make smooth and glossy, as by grooming, etc
(usually foll by over) to cover (up), as by making more agreeable; gloss (over)
adjective, sleeker, sleekest. 1. smooth or glossy, as hair, an animal, etc. 2. well-fed or well-groomed. 3. trim and graceful; finely contoured; streamlined: a sleek sports car. 4. smooth in manners, speech, etc.; suave. 5. cleverly or deceitfully skillful; slick: a sleek confidence man. adjective 1. smooth and shiny; polished 2. polished in speech or […]
adjective, Scot. 1. sleeky. adjective (Scot) 1. smooth; glossy 2. unctuous 3. deceitful; crafty; sly
adjective, sleekier, sleekiest. 1. sleek; smooth. 2. Chiefly Scot. sly; sneaky.
noun 1. See under apnea. noun, Pathology. 1. a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea) 2. asphyxia. apnea ap·ne·a (āp’nē-ə, āp-nē’ə) n. Temporary absence or cessation of breathing. ap·ne’ic adj. & n. sleep apnea n. Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, […]