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inlay

in·lay

inlay

parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ihn leI [or] In leI
inflections: inlaid, inlaying, inlays
definition 1: to set pieces of (wood, metal, ivory, or the like) into a surface to form an ornamental design.
definition 2: to decorate (something) by setting pieces, usu. in a contrasting material or pattern, into its surface.
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: In leI
definition 1: pieces of material set into a surface to form an ornamental design or decoration.
definition 2: a design or decoration formed by such material.
definition 3: a tooth filling that is shaped to the cavity and then cemented into place.
derivation: inlayer (n.)