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Definitions and Synonyms of etch | Another word for etch | What is etch?

Definition 1: selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons - [verb of change]

(etch is a kind of ...) cause to fade away

"dissolve a shot or a picture"

Definition 2: carve or cut a design or letters into - [verb of contact]

Samples where etch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engrave the pen with the owner's name

Synonyms for etch in the sense of this definition

(etch is a kind of ...) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

"carve one's name into the bark"

(etch has a similar meaning as ...) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

"engrave a pen" "engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name" "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"

Definition 3: make an etching of - [verb of creation]

Samples where etch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He etched her image into the surface

(etch is a kind of ...) make into a print

"print the negative"

(... is a kind of etch ) etch in aquatint

(etch implies ...) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

"The metal corroded" "The pipes rusted"

(etch belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 4: carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block - [verb of creation]

Samples where etch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engrave a letter

Synonyms for etch in the sense of this definition

(etch is a kind of ...) make into a print

"print the negative"

(... is a kind of etch ) reproduce by the Benday process

(... is a kind of etch ) engrave by means of dots and flicks

(etch belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 5: cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible - [verb of perception]

Samples where etch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a face etched with pain
  • the leafless branches etched against the sky

(etch is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

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