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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Engrave \En*grave"\, v. t. [imp. Engraved; p. p. Engraved or
Engraven; p. pr. & vb. n. Engraving.] [Pref. en- + grave
to carve: cf. OF. engraver.]
1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.]
Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh
He did engrave. --Spenser.
2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an
inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures;
to mark with incisions.
Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones
with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex.
3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood,
stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.
4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.
Engrave principles in men's minds. --Locke.
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