"etching" in the noun sense
an impression made from an etched plate
an etched plate made with the use of acid
3. engraving, etching
making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
"etching" in the verb sense
make an etching of
"He etched her image into the surface"
cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible
"a face etched with pain"
"the leafless branches etched against the sky"
3. engrave, etch
carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
"engrave a letter"
4. engrave, etch
carve or cut a design or letters into
"engrave the pen with the owner's name"
selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons
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