Enamel En*am"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enameled}or {Enamelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enameling} or {Enamelling}.] 1. To lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted. [1913 Webster]

2. To variegate with colors as if with enamel. [1913 Webster]

Oft he [the serpent]bowed His turret crest and sleek enameled neck. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To form a glossy surface like enamel upon; as, to enamel card paper; to enamel leather or cloth. [1913 Webster]

4. To disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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