Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of deepening worn lines in an etched plate by submitting it to the action of acid again.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of deepening worn lines in an etched plate by submitting it again to the action of acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In etching, a repetition of the process of biting, in order to restore or freshen worn lines, or to deepen lines which have been but imperfectly attacked.

Etymologies

re- +‎ biting (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Baudelaire says that the artist, who was a perfectionist, did not wish to see his work suffer from rebiting, so he quite sensibly sawed up the plates into tiny strips.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • Boston, on the report of tlia committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order (recommitted) rela - tive to giving stable-keepers a lien upon horses, etc, for their charges for keeping the same; that gentleman mov* ing to amend bj substituting a Bill rebiting to stable - keepers.

    Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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