incise

[in-sahyz]

verb (used with object), in·cised, in·cis·ing.

to cut into; cut marks, figures, etc., upon.
to make (marks, figures, etc.) by cutting; engrave; carve.

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Nearby words

  1. incipient,
  2. incipit,
  3. incircle,
  4. incisal,
  5. incisal guide angle,
  6. incised,
  7. incised wound,
  8. incisiform,
  9. incision,
  10. incision biopsy

Origin of incise

1535–45; < Latin incīsus past participle of incīdere to carve, cut into, equivalent to in- in-2 + cīd- cut + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt- > -s-

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British Dictionary definitions for incise

incise

verb

(tr) to produce (lines, a design, etc) by cutting into the surface of (something) with a sharp tool

Word Origin for incise

C16: from Latin incīdere to cut into, from in- ² + caedere to cut

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Word Origin and History for incise

incise

v.

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.

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Medicine definitions for incise

incise

[ĭn-sīz]

v.

To cut into with a sharp instrument.

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