Definition of ETCH

to cut (as letters or designs) on a hard surface <the artist etched his landscape on a copper plate>
Synonyms etch, grave, incise, inscribe, insculp [archaic]
to produce a vivid impression of <in just a few pages the writer etched an unforgettable portrait of one of the more remarkable First Ladies>
Synonyms brand, etch, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain (also engrain)
Near Antonyms blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate

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