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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology

 蝕 蝕刻

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Etch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Etched p. pr. & vb. n. Etching.]
 1. To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or the like, by means of lines or strokes eaten in or corroded by means of some strong acid.
 Note:The plate is first covered with varnish, or some other ground capable of resisting the acid, and this is then scored or scratched with a needle, or similar instrument, so as to form the drawing; the plate is then covered with acid, which corrodes the metal in the lines thus laid bare.
 2. To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as a plate of metal.
    I was etching a plate at the beginning of 1875.   --Hamerton.
 3. To sketch; to delineate. [R.]
    There are many empty terms to be found in some learned writes, to which they had recourse to etch out their system.   --Locke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design";
            "engraved invitations" [syn: engraved, graven, incised,