"coating" in the noun sense
1. coating, coat
a thin layer covering something
"a second coat of paint"
2. coating, finish, finishing
a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance
"the boat had a metallic finish"
"he applied a coat of a clear finish"
"when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"
a heavy fabric suitable for coats
4. application, coating, covering
the work of applying something
"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"
"a complete bleach requires several applications"
"the surface was ready for a coating of paint"
"coating" in the verb sense
1. coat, surface
put a coat on cover the surface of furnish with a surface
"coat the cake with chocolate"
cover or provide with a coat
3. coat, cake
form a coat over
"Dirt had coated her face"
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