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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of engrave.
  • adj. made by engraving
  • adj. decorated with engravings

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made by engraving or ornamented with engraving.
  • adj. Having the surface covered with irregular, impressed lines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. cut or impressed into a surface


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