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1emboss

verb em·boss \im-ˈbäs, -ˈbs\

Definition of EMBOSS

transitive verb
archaic
:  to drive (as a hunted animal) to bay or to exhaustion
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Origin of EMBOSS

Middle English embosen to become exhausted from being hunted, ultimately from Anglo-French bois woods
First Known Use: 14th century

2emboss

verb

Definition of EMBOSS

transitive verb
1
:  to raise the surface of into bosses; especially :  to ornament with raised work
2
:  to raise in relief from a surface
3
em·boss·able \-ˈbä-sə-bəl, -ˈb-\ adjective
em·boss·er \-sər\ noun
em·boss·ment \-mənt\ noun

Origin of EMBOSS

Middle English embosen, from Middle French embocer, from en- + boce boss
First Known Use: 15th century

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EMBOSSABLE Defined for Kids

emboss

verb em·boss \im-ˈbäs, -ˈbs\
em·bossedem·boss·ing

Definition of EMBOSS for Kids

:  to decorate with a raised pattern or design

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