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 for etched
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  etched \etched\ adj.
     Cut or impressed into a surface.
  
     Syn: engraved, graven, incised.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Corroded so that the surface is matte and not fully
        transparent; -- of glass.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Etch \Etch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Etched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Etching.] [D. etsen, G. [aum]tzen to feed, corrode, etch.
     MHG. etzen, causative of ezzen to eat, G. essen ??. See
     Eat.]
     1. To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or
        the like, by means of lines or strokes eaten in or
        corroded by means of some strong acid.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The plate is first covered with varnish, or some other
           ground capable of resisting the acid, and this is then
           scored or scratched with a needle, or similar
           instrument, so as to form the drawing; the plate is
           then covered with acid, which corrodes the metal in the
           lines thus laid bare.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as
        a plate of metal.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I was etching a plate at the beginning of 1875.
                                                    --Hamerton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To sketch; to delineate. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              There are many empty terms to be found in some
              learned writes, to which they had recourse to etch
              out their system.                     --Locke.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  etched
      adj 1: cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design";
             "engraved invitations" [syn: engraved, etched,
             graven, incised, inscribed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "etched":
     confirmed, deep-dyed, deep-engraven, deep-fixed, deep-grounded,
     deep-laid, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled,
     dyed-in-the-wool, embedded, embossed, engrafted, engraved,
     entrenched, established, firmly established, graven, implanted,
     impressed, imprinted, indelibly impressed, infixed, ingrained,
     ingrown, inveterate, inwrought, long-established, old-line,
     on a rock, on bedrock, rooted, set, settled, stabilized, vested,
     well-established, well-founded, well-grounded, well-set,
     well-settled
  
  

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