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English verb: etch

1. etch (creation) make an etching of


SamplesHe etched her image into the surface.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)print


Narrower (hyponym)aquatint


Entailcorrode, rust


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

2. etch (perception) cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible


SamplesA face etched with pain.
The leafless branches etched against the sky.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)show

3. etch (creation) carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block


SamplesEngrave a letter.


Synonymsengrave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)print


Narrower (hyponym)benday, stipple


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

4. etch (contact) carve or cut a design or letters into


SamplesEngrave the pen with the owner's name.


Synonymsengrave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carve, chip at


Verb groupengrave, grave, inscribe, scratch

5. etch (change) selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dissolve









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