incise

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verb in·cise \in-ˈsīz, -ˈsīs\

Definition of incise

incised

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incising

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut into

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

Examples of incise in a sentence

  1. The design is incised into the clay.

  2. The clay is incised to create a design.

Origin and Etymology of incise

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


First Known Use: 1567


INCISE Defined for English Language Learners

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verb in·cise \in-ˈsīz, -ˈsīs\

Definition of incise for English Language Learners

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


INCISE Defined for Kids

incise

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verb in·cise \in-ˈsīz\

Definition of incise for Students

incised

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incising

  1. :  to cut into :  carve, engrave A design was incised in clay.


Medical Dictionary

incise

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

Medical Definition of incise

incised

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incising

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



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