- cut into: the incised material.
- made by cutting: an incised pattern.
- Medicine/Medical. made or cut cleanly, as if surgically; not ragged: an incised wound.
- (of a leaf) sharply, deeply, and somewhat irregularly notched.
Origin of incised
- to cut into; cut marks, figures, etc., upon.
- to make (marks, figures, etc.) by cutting; engrave; carve.
Origin of incise
Examples from the Web for incised
The gauge used should be a cutting gauge, so that the line is incised about 1⁄32 in.Woodwork Joints
Some are beautifully polished and ornamented with incised work.Chats on Household Curios
Fred W. Burgess
The wood was incised and even torn in places, but the branches were not hurt.Thunder and Lightning
The clay was incised or embossed and natural earths were used as pigments.The Potter's Craft
Charles F. Binns
This incised knob is said by the Indians to represent the head of a snake.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley
Harlan Ingersoll Smith
- cut into or engravedan incised surface
- made by cutting or engravingan incised design
- (of a wound) cleanly cut, as with a surgical knife
- having margins that are sharply and deeply indentedan incised leaf
- (tr) to produce (lines, a design, etc) by cutting into the surface of (something) with a sharp tool
Word Origin and History for incised
1540s, from French inciser (15c.), from Old French enciser (12c.), from Latin incisus, past participle of incidere "to cut into, cut through" (see incision). Related: Incised; incising.
- To cut into with a sharp instrument.