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incise

[ in-sahyz ]
/ ɪnˈsaɪz /
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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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Origin of incise

First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin incīsus, past participle of incīdere “to carve, cut into,” equivalent to in- “in” in-2 + cīd- “to cut” + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt- becoming -s-
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British Dictionary definitions for incise

incise
/ (ɪnˈsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to produce (lines, a design, etc) by cutting into the surface of (something) with a sharp tool
C16: from Latin incīdere to cut into, from in- ² + caedere to cut
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Medical definitions for incise

incise
[ ĭn-sīz ]

v.

To cut into with a sharp instrument.
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