Etymology
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etching (n.)

1630s, verbal noun from etch (v.), also "the art of engraving;" 1760s as "a print, etc., made from an etched plate."

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Definitions of etching

etching (n.)
an impression made from an etched plate;
etching (n.)
an etched plate made with the use of acid;
etching (n.)
making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them;
Synonyms: engraving
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