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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped or decorated with patterns in relief formed by hammering and pressing on the reverse side. Used especially of metal.
  • adj. Raised in relief.
  • n. A design in relief.
  • n. The technique of hammering and pressing designs in relief.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, past participle of repousser, to push back, from Old French : re-, re- + pousser, to push (from Latin pulsāre, to beat, frequentative of pellere, to push; see repel).

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