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.


Nearby words

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

Origin of incised

First recorded in 1590–1600; incise + -ed2

Related formsun·in·cised, adjective



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.

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- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for incised



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 for incise

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

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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.

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Medicine definitions for incised




To cut into with a sharp instrument.

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