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Definition 1: a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

(inlay is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

(... is a kind of inlay ) inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture

(... is a kind of inlay ) a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor

Definition 2: (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place - [noun denoting artifact]

(inlay is a kind of ...) (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth

"when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth" "an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"

(inlay belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

Definition 3: decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal - [verb of creation]

(inlay is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

(... is a kind of inlay ) inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating

(... is a kind of inlay ) inlay metal with gold and silver

(inlay belongs to category ...) a craft that requires skillful hands

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