Definition of deboss in English:

deboss

Syllabification: de·boss
Pronunciation: /dēˈbäs
 
/

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective debossed)
1Stamp (a design) into the surface of an object so that it is indented: debossed awareness bracelets
More example sentences
  • The title of the book is debossed in gold.
  • Ink can be added to make the embossed or debossed letters or images show up in colour.
  • The text and images you choose are debossed into our bands.
1.1Stamp a design into the surface of (an object): the shoulders of the lemon-yellow bottle are debossed with lemons
More example sentences
  • Each lady won a set of gorgeous debossed thank you cards.
  • I just love the debossed envelopes! What a classy idea to add that perfect touch!
  • I was inspired by the many debossed letterpressed cards I've come across that to me have a quiet snow-like feel to them.

Origin

1930s: from de- and emboss.

Derivatives

debosser

noun
More example sentences
  • Their professional debossers know the best place to deboss initials, but requests for specific areas in which to place the monogram can generally be accommodated.
  • The operator simply inserts a carton and the debosser does the rest.
  • This item is an older version of the type of Debosser that was used by the Military.

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