Etch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |etʃ|  American pronunciation of the word etch
Brit.  |etʃ|  British pronunciation of the word etch

verb

- 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

- carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block (syn: engrave)
- carve or cut a design or letters into (syn: engrave)
- selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons

Examples

etched an identification number on the back of the television

glass that has been etched with an identification number

The incident was etched indelibly in her mind.

A laser is used to etch a pattern in the smooth surface of the disc.

Her face was etched with tiredness.

Craig saw lines of pain etched around her mouth.

He etched her image into the surface

the leafless branches etched against the sky

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: etch
he/she/it: etches
present participle: etching
past tense: etched
past participle: etched
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