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Adjective: etched  echt
  1. Cut or impressed into a surface
    "etched invitations";
    - engraved, graven, incised, inscribed
Verb: etch  ech
  1. (art) make an etching of
    "He etched her image into the surface"
     
  2. Cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible
    "a face etched with pain"; "the leafless branches etched against the sky"
     
  3. (art) carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
    "etch a letter";
    - engrave
     
  4. Carve or cut a design or letters into
    "etch the pen with the owner's name";
    - engrave
     
  5. Selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons

See also: carved, carven [archaic]

Type of: carve, chip at, dissolve, print, show

Encyclopedia: Etched

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