[ in-sahyzd ]
/ ɪnˈsaɪzd /


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.

Origin of incised

First recorded in 1590–1600; incise + -ed2


un·in·cised, adjective

Definition for incised (2 of 2)

[ in-sahyz ]
/ ɪnˈsaɪz /

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

Examples from the Web for incised

British Dictionary definitions for incised (1 of 2)

/ (ɪnˈsaɪzd) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for incised (2 of 2)

/ (ɪnˈsaɪz) /


(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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Medicine definitions for incised

[ ĭn-sīz ]


To cut into with a sharp instrument.
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