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Noun: inlay  'in,ley
  1. (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place
  2. A decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
Verb: inlay (inlaid)  'in,ley
  1. (handicraft) decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal

Derived forms: inlaid, inlays, inlaying

Type of: adorn, beautify, decorate, decoration, embellish, filling, grace, ornament, ornamentation

Encyclopedia: Inlay