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incised

[in-sahyzd] /ɪnˈsaɪzd/
adjective
1.
cut into:
the incised material.
2.
made by cutting:
an incised pattern.
3.
Medicine/Medical. made or cut cleanly, as if surgically; not ragged:
an incised wound.
4.
(of a leaf) sharply, deeply, and somewhat irregularly notched.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; incise + -ed2
Related forms
unincised, adjective

incise

[in-sahyz] /ɪnˈsaɪz/
verb (used with object), incised, incising.
1.
to cut into; cut marks, figures, etc., upon.
2.
to make (marks, figures, etc.) by cutting; engrave; carve.
Origin
1535-45; < Latin incīsus past participle of incīdere to carve, cut into, equivalent to in- in-2 + cīd- cut + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt- > -s-
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Examples from the web for incised
  • The pot allegedly had waveforms etched into a groove as a potter incised a line with a stylus while the pot spun.
  • Faint lines and hatching patterns were incised into the plaster, creating two-tone designs.
  • Some were greetings from friends, carefully incised around the edges of frescoes in the home's finest room.
  • Researchers also found flint tools, axes, and incised tokens.
  • incised in the metal is a two-pronged emblem topped by a cross.
  • Other, cruder images surrounding the giraffes were likely incised much more recently.
  • Its surface was covered with exquisite incised calligraphy.
  • The district is characterized by deeply incised creek valleys that are actively down-cutting the terrain.
  • Notice the incised decorations on the tool which resemble those found on some clay pots.
  • The peritoneum is incised over the right side of the promontory.
British Dictionary definitions for incised

incised

/ɪnˈsaɪzd/
adjective
1.
cut into or engraved: an incised surface
2.
made by cutting or engraving: an incised design
3.
(of a wound) cleanly cut, as with a surgical knife
4.
having margins that are sharply and deeply indented: an incised leaf

incise

/ɪnˈsaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to produce (lines, a design, etc) by cutting into the surface of (something) with a sharp tool
Word Origin
C16: from Latin incīdere to cut into, from in-² + caedere to cut
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Word Origin and History for incised

incise

v.

1540s, from French inciser (15c.), from Old French enciser (12c.), from Latin incisus, past participle of incidere "to cut into, cut through" (see incision). Related: Incised; incising.

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incised in Medicine

incise in·cise (ĭn-sīz')
v. in·cised, in·cis·ing, in·cis·es
To cut into with a sharp instrument.

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