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enamel

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enamele‧nam‧el1 /ɪˈnæməl/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 TICa hard shiny substance that is put onto metal, clay etc for decoration or protection2 HBHthe hard smooth outer surface of your teeth3 TBa type of paint that produces a shiny surface when it is dryenamel adjective
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enamelThe bird is set with turquoises and the leaves are of green enamel.Your drawing shows that much of the enamel is still intact.It is now thought that it is a special protein unique to tooth enamel.Neither type corresponds precisely to that seen in vertebrate enamel, and the extreme variation in crystal orientation is puzzling.The compartments, or rooms, were decorated in white enamel, the corridor in fumed mahogany.
enamelenamel2 verb (enamelled, enamelling British English, enameled, enameling American English) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DECORATEto cover or decorate with enamel→ See Verb table
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enamelLe Creuset enamelled cast iron cookware is both practical and superb to use.Le Creuset enamelled cast-iron dishes are famous for their hardwearing good looks.It can be engraved, embossed, covered with filigree wire, enamelled, patinated and plated.They stood on a tin dais enamelled red.
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Verb table
enamel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyenamel
he, she, itenamels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyenamelled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave enamelled
he, she, ithas enamelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad enamelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill enamel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have enamelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam enamelling
he, she, itis enamelling
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you, we, theyare enamelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas enamelling
you, we, theywere enamelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been enamelling
he, she, ithas been enamelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been enamelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be enamelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been enamelling
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