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[em-baws, -bos] /ɛmˈbɔs, -ˈbɒs/

verb (used with object)
to raise or represent (surface designs) in relief.
to decorate (a surface) with raised ornament.
Metalworking. to raise a design on (a blank) with dies of similar pattern, one the negative of the other.
Compare (def 10).
to cause to bulge out; make protuberant.
to mould or carve (a decoration or design) on (a surface) so that it is raised above the surface in low relief
to cause to bulge; make protrude

late 14c., from Old French *embocer (cf. embocieure “boss, stud, buckle”), from em- (see en- (1)) + boce “knoblike mass” (see boss (n.2)). Related: Embossed; embossing.


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