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enamelnoun

uk   /ɪˈnæm.əl/  us   /ɪˈnæm.əl/
[C or U] a ​decorative glass-like ​substance that is ​melted onto ​clay, ​metal, or ​glassobjects, and then ​left to ​cool and ​become hard, or an ​objectcovered with this ​substance
a ​type of ​paint that ​forms a ​shinysurface when ​dry
the hard, ​white, ​shinysubstance that ​forms the ​covering of a ​tooth

enamelverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈnæm.əl/  us   /ɪˈnæm.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
(Definition of enamel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enamelnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪˈnæm·əl/
a ​substance made from ​glass that is used to ​decorate or ​protectclay, ​metal, and ​glassobjects, or an ​objectcovered with this ​substance: [U] The enamel on the ​sink was ​chipped.
Enamel is also a ​type of ​paint that ​forms a ​shinysurface when ​dry: [C] I used a ​blue enamel for the ​trim.
Enamel is also the hard, ​white, ​shinysubstance that ​forms the ​covering of a ​tooth.
(Definition of enamel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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