Incise definition

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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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of incise - encise

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French inciser

    From Wiktionary