de·​boss | \ (ˈ)dē+ \

Definition of deboss

: to depress (as a design on a book cover) below the surrounding surface especially for decoration or lettering opposed to emboss

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History and Etymology for deboss

de- + boss (protruding ornament)

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“Deboss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deboss. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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