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enamel (v.)

"to lay enamel upon, cover or decorate with enamel," early 14c., from Anglo-French enamailler (early 14c.), from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + amailler "to enamel," variant of Old French esmailler, from esmal "enamel," from Frankish *smalt, from Proto-Germanic *smaltjan "to smelt" (see smelt (v.)). Related: Enameled; enameler; enameling.

enamel (n.)

early 15c., in ceramics,  "a vitrified substance, either transparent or opaque, applied as a coating to pottery and porcelain," from enamel (v.). As "hardest part of a tooth," 1718, from a use in French émail.

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Definitions of enamel from WordNet
1
enamel (n.)
hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth;
Synonyms: tooth enamel
enamel (n.)
a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection;
enamel (n.)
a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish;
enamel (n.)
any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze;
2
enamel (v.)
coat, inlay, or surface with enamel;
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