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emboss

em·boss

emboss

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm baws
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embossed, embosses, embossing
definition 1: to raise or represent in relief (a surface design).
A flower design was embossed on the box's silver lid.
similar words:
boss
definition 2: to decorate the surface of with a raised design.
The artisan embossed the leather with an intricate design.
similar words:
boss, seal
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derivations: embosser (n.), embossment (n.)