tr.v. en·graved, en·grav·ing, en·graves
1. To carve, cut, or etch into a material: engraved the champion's name on the trophy.
2. To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into: engraved the silver watch with my monogram.
a. To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing.
b. To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
4. To impress deeply as if by carving or etching: The experience was engraved into his memory.
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