Pronunciation: (em-bôs', -bos'), [key]
1. to raise or represent (surface designs) in relief.
2. to decorate (a surface) with raised ornament.
3. Metalworking.to raise a design on (a blank) with dies of similar pattern, one the negative of the other. Cf. coin (def. 12).
4. to cause to bulge out; make protuberant.
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