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inlay

 
Noun inlay has 2 senses
  1. inlay - (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place
    --1 is a kind of
    filling
  2. inlay - a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
    --2 is a kind of
    decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    --2 has particulars: marquetry, marqueterie; parquetry, parqueterie
    Derived form: verb inlay1
Verb inlay has 1 sense
  1. inlay - decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
    --1 is one way to
    decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
    Derived form: noun inlay2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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