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enamel

[ ih-nam-uhl ]
/ 瑟藞n忙m 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), e路nam路eled, e路nam路el路ing or (especially British) e路nam路elled, e路nam路el路ling.
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Origin of enamel

1275鈥1325; Middle English enamelen<Anglo-French enameler, enamailler, equivalent to en-en-1 + -amaler, derivative of asmal, esmal enamel, Old French esmail (-al taken as the suffix -ail) <Old Low Franconian *smalt- something melted, cognate with German Schmalz fat; akin to smelt1; cf. smalto

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British Dictionary definitions for enamel

enamel
/ (瑟藞n忙m蓹l) /

noun
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)

Derived forms of enamel

enameller, enamellist, US enameler or enamelist, nounenamelwork, noun

Word Origin for enamel

C15: from Old French esmail, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German smalz lard; see smelt 1
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Scientific definitions for enamel

enamel
[ 沫-n膬m蓹l ]

The hard, translucent substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth in mammals. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and consists mostly of calcium salts.
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Cultural definitions for enamel

enamel

The hard, white substance that covers the crown of a tooth.

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