etch definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To reduce to the surface of (cup, for instance) because of the activity of acid.
    • to produce or create by this technique: etch a design on glass.
    • To impress, delineate, or imprint plainly: a landscape this is certainly forever etched during my memory; trees which were etched up against the winter sky.
    • To produce, as numbers or styles, on psychological, cup, or the want, through lines or shots consumed in or corroded in the shape of some powerful acid.
    • To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as a plate of material.
    • To sketch; to delineate.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To engage in etching.
    • to rehearse etching; to create etchings.
  • verb:
    • To cut into a surface with an acid or any other corrosive substance so as to make a pattern. Most widely known as a method for generating publishing plates, and used for decoration on material, and, in modern business, in order to make circuit panels.
    • To engrave a surface.
    • to create a lasting impression.
    • cause to stand away or perhaps obviously defined or visible
    • make an etching of
    • carve or cut into a block useful for printing or printing from these types of a block
    • carve or reduce a design or letters into
    • selectively break down the area of (a semiconductor or imprinted circuit) with a solvent, laser, or blast of electrons
  • noun:
    • A variant of eddish.
    • A contracted kind of eddish.
  • others:
    • To reduce or bite with an acid or mordant; especially, to engrave by the use of a mordant: because, to etch a design on a copperplate: used within the fine arts either to a design or to the plate upon which it really is made. See etching.
    • To sketch; delineate.
    • To practise etching.
    • A dialectal or outdated variant of eke.

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