- 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 incise
Incise and curet the wound and apply one of the wet dressings.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
But the old meaning of "write" is to incise, or to cut, or engrave.
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
Incise the principal lines with a V tool, or, according to its size, small gouges may be used.A Manual of Wood Carving
Charles G. Leland
The usual plan is to prick or incise each lesion and press out the contents.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
- (tr) to produce (lines, a design, etc) by cutting into the surface of (something) with a sharp tool
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.
- To cut into with a sharp instrument.