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enamel

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

enamel

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈnæm.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
to cover something with enamel
Translations of “enamel”
in Spanish esmalte…
in French (d’/en) émail, émail, peinture laquée…
in German das Email, der Zahnschmelz, die Glasur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 搪瓷, 琺瑯, 瓷漆…
in Russian эмаль…
in Turkish emaye, (diş) mine…
in Chinese (Simplified) 搪瓷, 珐琅, 瓷漆…
in Polish emalia, szkliwo…
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