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tr.v. in·cised, in·cis·ing, in·cis·es
1. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument: incised the tablet with chisels; a plateau that had been deeply incised by streams.
a. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
b. To engrave designs, writing, or other marks into.
(Crafts) (tr) to produce (lines, a design, etc) by cutting into the surface of (something) with a sharp tool
[C16: from Latin incīdere to cut into, from in-2 + caedere to cut]
v.t. -cised, -cis•ing.
1. to cut into; cut marks or figures upon.
2. to engrave with marks or figures.
[1535–45; < Latin incīsus, past participle of incīdere to cut open, engrave =in- in-2 + caedere to strike, cut]
Past participle: incised
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|Verb||1.||incise - make an incision into by carving or cutting|
notch - cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"
groove - make a groove in, or provide with a groove; "groove a vinyl record"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
slit - cut a slit into; "slit the throat of the victim"
worry - lacerate by biting; "the dog worried his bone"