etch (something) in(to) (something)

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etch (something) in(to) (something)

To cut something, such as a design or message, into some material or surface. Here, use this to try to etch your name into the glass.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

etch something in(to) something

 and etch something in
to erode a design or message into something, usually with acid. They etched their family crest into their good crystal. He etched in his initials.
See also: etch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This was precipitated by customers of both Wallace and Townsend complaining of plaster etching in their relatively new pools.
Although the microleakage test results found laser etching to be an effective and accomplished method, according to the SEM results, a half fissure sealant adaptations to pits and fissures were detected in all samples that only used laser etching in the present study.
Acid texturing for DWS mc silicon wafers by etching in HF/HN[O.sub.3]/[H.sub.2]O/additive solution (49wt% HF: 65wt% HN[O.sub.3]: [H.sub.2]O=1:2:1.2 by volume, 10[degrees]C) and subsequent cleaning in KOH solution and HF/HCl solution via RENA Inline text machine.
The role of etching in bonding to enamel: a comparison of self-etching and etch-andrinse adhesive systems.
However, the wet chemical anisotropic etching in alkaline solutions is the most common process for industrial solar cell texturing [15] because it is actually a good compromise between cost and efficiency [10].
Latta, "The role of etching in bonding to enamel: a comparison of self-etching and etch-and-rinse adhesive systems," Dental Materials, vol.
Lee, "Effect of plasma modulation on Si chemical dry etching in F2 remote plasmas," Journal of the Korean Physical Society, vol.
Printed circuit board conductors (traces) are formed via etching in a complex process involving a copper surface.
The recorded percentage of etching in the balanced sections was, on average, 4.15 percent, while the percentage of etching in the aggressive [water] was, on average, 48.35 percent."
[16], 1 g of ammonium peroxydisulfate (APODS) in powder form is added every 10 min during etching in order to eliminate the formation of hillocks.
It was confirmed that the roughness of APCVD-deposited-Sn[O.sub.2] surface can be moderately increased using wet chemical etching in a HCl : Cr solution.
It's as if making semiconductors suddenly got easy, when in fact the industry is coping with unprecedented change in terms of new materials and new processing technologies, all of which impact etching in many ways.
This beautiful volume follows the development of color etching in France from the influence of Japanese prints on Parisian artists of the late nineteenth century up to Picasso's first color etching in 1904.
Just two years ago, British scientists obtained luminescence at room temperature from silicon samples made porous by etching in acid.
PolyOne also came out with FX Frost concentrates that give a frosted or matte finish to PET bottles when used in conjunction with mold etching by Akron Metal Etching in Akron, Ohio.