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tr.v. em·bossed, em·boss·ing, em·boss·es
1. To mold or carve in relief: emboss a design on a coin.
2. To decorate with or as if with a raised design: emboss leather.
3. To adorn; decorate.
4. To cover with many protuberances; stud: "The whole buoy was embossed with barnacles" (Herman Melville).
[Middle English embosen, from Old French embocer : en-, in; see en-1 + boce, knob.]
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1. (Art Terms) to mould or carve (a decoration or design) on (a surface) so that it is raised above the surface in low relief
2. to cause to bulge; make protrude
[C14: from Old French embocer, from em- + boce boss2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to raise (designs) from a surface; represent in relief.
2. to decorate (a surface) with raised ornament.
3. to raise a design on (a blank) with dies of similar pattern, one the negative of the other.
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Past participle: embossed
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|Verb||1.||emboss - raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"|
block - stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
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emboss[ɪmˈbɒs] VT [+ metal, leather] → repujar; [+ paper] → gofrar, estampar (en relieve)
embossed with the royal arms → con el escudo real en relieve
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