[ en-greyv ]
/ ɛnˈgreɪv /
verb (used with object), en·graved, en·grav·ing.
to chase (letters, designs, etc.) on a hard surface, as of metal, stone, or the end grain of wood: She had the jeweler engrave her name on the back of the watch.
to print from such a surface.
to mark or ornament with incised letters, designs, etc.: He engraved the ring in a floral pattern.
to impress deeply; infix: That image is engraved on my mind.
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OTHER WORDS FROM engrave
en·grav·a·ble, adjectiveen·grav·er, nounre·en·grave, verb (used with object), re·en·graved, re·en·grav·ing.su·per·en·grave, verb (used with object), su·per·en·graved, su·per·en·grav·ing.
un·der·en·grav·er, nounun·en·graved, adjectivewell-en·graved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for engravable
/ (ɪnˈɡreɪv) /
to inscribe (a design, writing, etc) onto (a block, plate, or other surface used for printing) by carving, etching with acid, or other process
to print (designs or characters) from a printing plate so made
to fix deeply or permanently in the mind
Derived forms of engraveengraver, noun
Word Origin for engrave
C16: from en- 1 + grave ³, on the model of French engraver
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