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in·cise

 (ĭn-sīz′)
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.
2.
a. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
b. To engrave designs, writing, or other marks into.

[French inciser, from Old French enciser, from Vulgar Latin *incīsāre, frequentative of Latin incīdere, incīs- : in-, in; see in-2 + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]
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incise

(ɪnˈsaɪz)
vb
(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]
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in•cise

(ɪnˈsaɪz)

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]
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incise


Past participle: incised
Gerund: incising

Imperative
incise
incise
Present
I incise
you incise
he/she/it incises
we incise
you incise
they incise
Preterite
I incised
you incised
he/she/it incised
we incised
you incised
they incised
Present Continuous
I am incising
you are incising
he/she/it is incising
we are incising
you are incising
they are incising
Present Perfect
I have incised
you have incised
he/she/it has incised
we have incised
you have incised
they have incised
Past Continuous
I was incising
you were incising
he/she/it was incising
we were incising
you were incising
they were incising
Past Perfect
I had incised
you had incised
he/she/it had incised
we had incised
you had incised
they had incised
Future
I will incise
you will incise
he/she/it will incise
we will incise
you will incise
they will incise
Future Perfect
I will have incised
you will have incised
he/she/it will have incised
we will have incised
you will have incised
they will have incised
Future Continuous
I will be incising
you will be incising
he/she/it will be incising
we will be incising
you will be incising
they will be incising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been incising
you have been incising
he/she/it has been incising
we have been incising
you have been incising
they have been incising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been incising
you will have been incising
he/she/it will have been incising
we will have been incising
you will have been incising
they will have been incising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been incising
you had been incising
he/she/it had been incising
we had been incising
you had been incising
they had been incising
Conditional
I would incise
you would incise
he/she/it would incise
we would incise
you would incise
they would incise
Past Conditional
I would have incised
you would have incised
he/she/it would have incised
we would have incised
you would have incised
they would have incised
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.incise - make an incision into by carving or cutting
notch - cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"
scratch up, scratch, scrape - cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
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"
girdle, deaden - cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

incise

verb cut, carve, etch, engrave, inscribe, chisel After polishing, a design is incised or painted.
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incise

verb
1. To penetrate with a sharp edge:
2. To cut (a design or inscription) into a hard surface, especially for printing:
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Translations

incise

[ɪnˈsaɪz] VTcortar (Art) → grabar, tallar (Med) → hacer una incisión en
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incise

vt
(= cut)(ein)schneiden (→ into in +acc)
(Art, in wood) → (ein)schnitzen; (in metal, stone) → eingravieren, einritzen
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incise

[ɪnˈsaɪz] vt (frm) → incidere
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in·cise

v. cortar, hacer un corte.
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