noun[mass noun] British
Varnish applied to the fingernails or toenails to colour them or make them shiny; nail polish.
- Last week they had their pals round for a disco-party at which they applied body glitter, lip gloss, nail varnish and all manner of make-up.
- Similarly, nail varnish and varnish remover (acetone and esters), although strong smelling, are probably too water soluble to be intoxicants.
- Her fingernails and toenails were manicured and her toenails had been painted with gold nail varnish.
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