Origin: Du etsen < Ger ätzen, to corrode < MHG etzen, to cause to eat, caus. of ezzen (Ger essen), eat
See etch in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb etched, etch·ing, etch·es verb, transitive
Origin: Dutch etsen
Origin: , from German ätzen
Origin: , from Middle High German etzen
Origin: , from Old High German ezzen, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
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