Etymology
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inlay (v.)

1590s, "insert in or into," from in (adv.) + lay (v.). As a noun, "that which is inlaid" (especially for ornamental effect), from 1650s. Related: Inlaid.

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Definitions of inlay
1
inlay (n.)
(dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place;
inlay (n.)
a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface;
2
inlay (v.)
decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal;
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