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noun as in paint, often shiny

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The bacteria ferment those things, creating natural acids that start to dissolve the tooth enamel, similar to how water combines with carbon dioxide to dissolve limestone in a cave.

This lowers the pH in your mouth and can cause enamel demineralization, a precursor to cavities.

Like the gap left behind after losing a tooth — the ragged, sore space in your mouth always felt larger than the tiny bit of enamel that fell out.

Examination of layers of enamel in fossil teeth shows that early hominids were getting their first molar at age 3, twice as fast as us.

Anyone who had lead in childhood tooth enamel was almost certainly born locally.

Eventually, the fire sale extended to his personal belongings—including a $20 enamel teapot.

The chicken was cut into large chunks
and all the blood from both birds sat in a dirty old enamel jug.

Fortunately, childhood is protected by a resisting candour, by an enamel over which all impurities glide.

The room was large, high-domed; the walls covered with gold and colored enamel in fantastic arabesques.

Grisel took a little silver and enamel cigarette box out of her pocket and put it on the table.

Years and etiquette combined have led her Majesty to the thraldom of the rouge and enamel pot.

He shrugged, reached into the desk for a box of Jaipur brass enamel and took from it a medal attached to a ribbon.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to enamel, such as: coating, glaze, lacquer, stain, varnish, and finish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.