adjective see emboss II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • emboss — embossable, adj. embosser, n. embossment, n. /em baws , bos /, v.t. 1. to raise or represent (surface designs) in relief. 2. to decorate (a surface) with raised ornament. 3. Metalworking. to raise a design on (a blank) with dies of similar… …   Universalium

  • emboss — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English embosen to become exhausted from being hunted, ultimately from Anglo French bois woods Date: 14th century archaic to drive (as a hunted animal) to bay or to exhaustion II. transitive verb Etymology:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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