Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb etch

5 senses of etch

Sense 1
etch -- (make an etching of; "He etched her image into the surface")
       => print -- (make into a print; "print the negative")

Sense 2
etch -- (cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible; "a face etched with pain"; "the leafless branches etched against the sky")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 3
engrave, etch -- (carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block; "engrave a letter")
       => print -- (make into a print; "print the negative")

Sense 4
engrave, etch -- (carve or cut a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name")
       => carve, chip at -- (engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark")

Sense 5
etch -- (selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons)
       => dissolve -- (cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture")

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