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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.

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
     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.
        [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) :

      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,

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