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enamel

e·nam·el

enamel

 
pronunciation:
ih nae ml
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a glossy, usu. opaque coating fused by heat to metal, glass, pottery, or other surfaces for protection or decoration, or objects so coated.
This cookware is coated with fine enamel.
 
definition 2: paint, polish, or varnish that produces a bright, glossy surface.
The kitchen walls are painted with enamel so that they can be washed easily.She covered her fingernails with bright pink nail enamel.
definition 3: the hard, shiny, calcium covering of a tooth crown.
Decay has destroyed the enamel of the tooth.
similar words:
crown
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enameled, enameling, enamels
definition 1: to inlay or apply enamel to.
These clay pots are ready to be enameled.
definition 2: to coat or decorate with a high surface gloss or variety of bright colors.
derivations: enameler (n.), enamelist (n.), enamelwork (n.)
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