verb (used with object), e·nam·eled, e·nam·el·ing or (especially British) e·nam·elled, e·nam·el·ling.
- enalapril maleate,
- enamel cap,
- enamel crypt,
- enamel dysplasia,
- enamel germ,
- enamel layer
Origin of enamel
Examples from the Web for enamel
Eventually, the fire sale extended to his personal belongings—including a $20 enamel teapot.
The acid thus generated attacks the enamel of the teeth, causing decay of the dentine.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
Not long since, in our own day, there was a similar craze for covering furniture with enamel paints.
Concede, if you will, that every time he coughs it shakes the enamel off'n his teeth.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
- decorated or covered with enamelan enamel ring
- made with enamelenamel paste
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
Word Origin for 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; enameling.
early 15c., from enamel (v.).