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etch

 (ĕch)
v. etched, etch·ing, etch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut into the surface of (glass, for example) by the action of acid, especially by coating the surface with wax or another protective layer and drawing lines with a needle and then using the acid to form the lines on the unprotected parts of the surface.
b. To make or create by this method: etch a design on glass.
2.
a. To draw or write by cutting or scraping: etched his initials in the metal.
b. To cut or scrape something in or on: etched the metal with a knife.
3. To impress or delineate clearly: a landscape that is forever etched in my memory; trees that are etched against the sky.
v.intr.
To engage in etching.

[Dutch etsen, from German ätzen, from Middle High German etzen, from Old High German ezzen, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

etch′er n.

etched

(ɛtʃt)
adj
1. imprinted vividly on someone's mind or memory
2. (of a feeling) clearly visible on someone's face
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.etched - cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design"; "engraved invitations"
carved, carven - made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary); "the carved fretwork"; "an intricately carved door"; "stood as if carven from stone"