enamel

[ UK /ɪnˈæmə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɪˈnæməɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth
  2. any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
  3. a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
  4. a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
VERB
  1. coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
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How To Use enamel In A Sentence

  • This sort of enamel work on a faceted metal body was copied from the enamelled European watches.
  • Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) has the ability to survive in a highly acidic environment, which is what makes it such a nasty tooth-decayer: remember, it’s the acid bacteria produce as they consume carbohydrates that eats away at tooth enamel. Paging all you "Face on Mars" believers...
  • The artists use acrylic enamel, which dries fast when heat is applied.
  • Neither type corresponds precisely to that seen in vertebrate enamel, and the extreme variation in crystal orientation is puzzling.
  • With the exceptions of the enamel and dentin of the teeth, bone composes the hardest structures in the human body.
  • The substance releases the minerals into the teeth, encouraging the growth of new enamel.
  • These sculptures, and others, are juxtaposed with coins, medals, gems, seals, enamels, ivory carving, a cassone, a parade shield, moulded leather and even a waffling iron.
  • In its original sense enamel is glass or vitreous paste fused to a prepared surface, usually of metal, by means of intense heat.
  • Your drawing shows that much of the enamel is still intact.
  • They wore mirrored armor that would deflect a number of shots until the enamel wore off and only plain steel lay beneath.
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