verb (used with object), engraved, engraving.
to chase (letters, designs, etc.) on a hard surface, as of metal, stone, or the end grain of wood: She had the jeweler engrave her name on the back of the watch.
to print from such a surface.
to mark or ornament with incised letters, designs, etc.: He engraved the ring in a floral pattern.
to impress deeply; infix: That image is engraved on my mind.

1500–10; < Middle French engraver; see en-1, grave3

engravable, adjective
engraver, noun
reengrave, verb (used with object), reengraved, reengraving.
superengrave, verb (used with object), superengraved, superengraving.
underengraver, noun
unengraved, adjective
well-engraved, adjective
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engrave (ɪnˈɡreɪv)
1.  to inscribe (a design, writing, etc) onto (a block, plate, or other surface used for printing) by carving, etching with acid, or other process
2.  to print (designs or characters) from a printing plate so made
3.  to fix deeply or permanently in the mind
[C16: from en-1 + grave³, on the model of French engraver]

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, from en- + obsolete verb grave "carve" (see grave (v.)). Related: Engraved; engraving.
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Example sentences
The logs would then be carved, engraved, and customized for public display as
He got my name engraved on the last one- first and middle name in cursive.
Other parts of the mechanism are engraved with a floral design.
In order to preserve the uniqueness of his drawing, the artist refused to have
  his compositions engraved.
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