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Layers and coverings - synonyms or related words

surface

noun

the top layer or outside part of something

cover

noun

something that you put over something else in order to hide it, protect it, or close it

layer

noun

an amount or sheet of a substance that covers a surface or that lies between two things or two other substances

plate

noun

a piece of metal or a hard substance used for covering or protecting something

skin

noun

the thin outer layer of a sausage

plate

noun

a piece of metal used for covering something, or for joining two parts of something together

skin

noun

a thin layer that forms on top of a liquid such as milk or soup when it becomes cold after being hot

paint

noun

dried paint on wood or another surface

blanket

noun

a thick layer of something, for example snow or cloud, that completely covers an area

membrane

noun

a very thin layer that covers something

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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