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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·boss v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embossed p. pr. & vb. n. Embossing.]
 1. To raise the surface of into bosses or protuberances; particularly, to ornament with raised work.
    Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.   --Milton.
 2. To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, or the like.
 Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed
 Androgeo's death.   --Dryden.
    Exhibiting flowers in their natural color embossed upon a purple ground.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·bossed a.
 1. Formed or covered with bosses or raised figures.
 2. Having a part projecting like the boss of a shield.
 3. Swollen; protuberant. [Obs.] “An embossed carbuncle.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or
            embroidery; "brocaded silk"; "an embossed satin";
            "embossed leather"; "raised needlework"; "raised
            metalwork" [syn: brocaded, raised]