enamel

Enamel is the glossy, decorative coating that's applied to metal or pottery to make it prettier and sometimes sturdier. You might cook a casserole in your favorite pot, made of blue enamel.

Enamel is used in all kinds of everyday objects, including the surface of washing machines, baking dishes, and some bath tubs. The enamel itself is made from melted powdered glass, which can easily be fused to metal and other surfaces. The outer part of your teeth is also known as enamel, and though sugar and other foods can decay it, your tooth enamel is actually the strongest, hardest substance in your body.

Primary Meanings of enamel

1.
nv
any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
2.
n
hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth
Full Definitions of enamel
1

n any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

Types:
nail enamel, nail polish, nail varnish
a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny
Type of:
coat, coating
a thin layer covering something

n a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish

Type of:
paint, pigment
a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating

n a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection

Type of:
chemical compound, compound
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

v coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
2

n hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth

Synonyms:
tooth enamel
Type of:
solid body substance
the solid parts of the body

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