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1a soft, malleable, grayish-yellow paste, made from whiting and raw linseed oil, that hardens after a few hours and is used chiefly for sealing glass panes in wooden window frames. [usually with modifier] any of a number of malleable substances similar to putty used inside and outside buildings, e.g., plumber’s putty, or used for modeling or casting. 2a polishing powder, usually made from tin oxide, used in jewelry work.
verb (putties, puttying, puttied) [with object]
seal or cover (something) with putty.