[ UK /ɪnˈæmə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɪˈnæməɫ/ ]
  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
  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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