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English noun: inlay

1. inlay (artifact) (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place

Broader (hypernym)filling

Domain categorydental medicine, dentistry, odontology

2. inlay (artifact) a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface

Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Narrower (hyponym)marqueterie, marquetry, parqueterie, parquetry

English verb: inlay

1. inlay (creation) decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

Narrower (hyponym)damascene, hatch

Domain categoryhandicraft

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