etched meaning


    Definition of etched in English Dictionary

  • VerbBFetchSGetchesPRetching
    1. simple past tense and past participle of etch.
    2. AdjectiveBFetch
      1. Cut or dug into the surface as by etching.
        1. [O]ne minute this "Jihadi John" was struggling to get by, and get accepted, in drizzly England, unemployed with a mortgage to pay and a chip on his shoulder, and the next he stands in brilliant Levantine sunlight, where everything is clear and etched, at the vanguard of some Sunni Risorgimento intent on subjecting the world to its murderous brand of Wahhabi Islam.
      2. (of a muscle, body part or person) Toned and with a well-defined musculature.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Even though no obvious staining was observed in our case, contact with the vapor was still found to perform very faint etching at a submicrometric scale.
          • He donated an etching from his own collection to the new art gallery.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Past participles
                • Verb simple past forms

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en itched
            2. en etches
            3. en etcher
            4. en tetched
            5. en ketched
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of etched for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "etched" is an adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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