verb (used with object), in·cised, in·cis·ing.
Origin of incise
Examples from the Web for incise
He says some people burn them medicinis acutis (touching with acids, as some do even yet), and some incise them with a knife.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
And that I shall not cut or incise any person having the stone, but shall leave the same to those who are expert in it.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy|Charles John Samuel Thompson
If the swelling be large and tense, it is safer to incise it freely as described above for abscess of the septum.
Their intention was to incise through the President's chest to place tubes into his chest.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The next step is to incise the sinus freely from above downwards towards the jugular fossa and curette out the thrombus.
British Dictionary definitions for incise
Word Origin for incise
Word Origin and History for incise
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.