Burnishing vs Buffing - What's the difference?

burnishing | buffing |


As verbs the difference between burnishing and buffing

is that burnishing is while buffing is .

As nouns the difference between burnishing and buffing

is that burnishing is a polishing while buffing is material removed by the action of someone who buffs.

burnishing

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A polishing.
  • * 2001 , Kenneth L. Woodward, The Book of Miracles
  • Like those of other saints, Mira Bai's life story lies within a number of retellings, each more detailed than the last, so that her biography now includes burnishings that probably would not pass any historian's test.

    buffing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Material removed by the action of someone who buffs.
  • * (Sir Humphry Davy)
  • the burning machine for blowing dirt and buffings off the work