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enamel

  

      n  
1    a coloured glassy substance, translucent or opaque, fused to the surface of articles made of metal, glass, etc., for ornament or protection  
2    an article or articles ornamented with enamel  
3    an enamel-like paint or varnish  
4    any smooth glossy coating resembling enamel  
5       another word for       nail polish  
6    the hard white calcified substance that covers the crown of each tooth  
7    modifier  
a    decorated or covered with enamel  
an enamel ring     
b    made with enamel  
enamel paste     
      vb   , -els, -elling, -elled  
     (U.S.)   , -els, -eling, -eled   tr  
8    to inlay, coat, or otherwise decorate with enamel  
9    to ornament with glossy variegated colours, as if with enamel  
10    to portray in enamel  
     (C15: from Old French esmail, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German smalz lard; see smelt1)  
  enameller, enamellist     (U.S.)  
  enameler, enamelist      n  
  enamelwork      n  


stove enamel  
      n   a type of enamel made heatproof by treatment in a stove  
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nail polish   , varnish   ,   (U.S.)   enamel         
      n   a quick-drying lacquer applied to colour the nails or make them shiny or esp. both  


enamel         
      n  
1    a coloured glassy substance, translucent or opaque, fused to the surface of articles made of metal, glass, etc., for ornament or protection  
2    an article or articles ornamented with enamel  
3    an enamel-like paint or varnish  
4    any smooth glossy coating resembling enamel  
5       another word for       nail polish  
6    the hard white calcified substance that covers the crown of each tooth  
7    modifier  
a    decorated or covered with enamel  
an enamel ring     
b    made with enamel  
enamel paste     
      vb   , -els, -elling, -elled  
     (U.S.)   , -els, -eling, -eled   tr  
8    to inlay, coat, or otherwise decorate with enamel  
9    to ornament with glossy variegated colours, as if with enamel  
10    to portray in enamel  
     (C15: from Old French esmail, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German smalz lard; see smelt1)  
  enameller, enamellist     (U.S.)  
  enameler, enamelist      n  
  enamelwork      n  
stove enamel  
      n   a type of enamel made heatproof by treatment in a stove         

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