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incise

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verb in·cise \in-ˈsīz, -ˈsīs\

Simple Definition of incise

  • : to cut or carve (letters, patterns, etc.) into a surface; also : to mark (a surface) by cutting or carving

Full Definition of incise

in·cisedin·cis·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut into

  3. 2 a :  to carve figures, letters, or devices into :  engrave b :  to carve (as an inscription) into a surface

Examples of incise

  1. The design is incised into the clay.

  2. The clay is incised to create a design.



Origin of incise

Middle French or Latin; Middle French inciser, from Latin incisus, past participle of incidere, from in- + caedere to cut


First Known Use: 1567


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incise

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transitive verb in·cise \in-ˈsīz, -ˈsīs\

Medical Definition of incise

in·cisedin·cis·ing

  1. :  to cut into :  make an incision in <incised the swollen tissue>




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