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engrave

[ en-greyv ]
/ ɛnˈgreɪv /
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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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Origin of engrave

1500–10; <Middle French engraver;see en-1, grave3

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British Dictionary definitions for engrave

engrave
/ (ɪnˈɡreɪv) /

verb (tr)
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 engrave

engraver, noun

Word Origin for engrave

C16: from en- 1 + grave ³, on the model of French engraver
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