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Topic: DESIGN

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: grave 'to cut' (11-21 centuries), from Old English grafan

engrave

verb
     
en‧grave [transitive]
1AVD to cut words or designs on metal, wood, glass etc
engrave something on something
Their names are engraved on a stone tablet.
engrave something with something
a pendant engraved with a simple design
2

be engraved in/on your memory/mind/heart

literary to be impossible to forget
engraver noun [countable]
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