Incise meaning

ĭn-sīz'
To cut into, as with a sharp instrument.

Incised the tablet with chisels; a plateau that had been deeply incised by streams.

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To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
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To engrave designs, writing, or other marks into.
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To cut into with a sharp tool; specif., to cut (designs, inscriptions, etc.) into (a surface); engrave; carve.
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To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave.
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Origin of incise

French inciser from Old French enciser from Vulgar Latin incīsāre frequentative of Latin incīdere incīs- in- in in–2 caedere to cut kaə-id- in Indo-European roots