- cut into: the incised material.
- made by cutting: an incised pattern.
- Medicine/Medical. made or cut cleanly, as if surgically; not ragged: an incised wound.
- (of a leaf) sharply, deeply, and somewhat irregularly notched.
verb (used with object), in·cised, in·cis·ing.
- to cut into; cut marks, figures, etc., upon.
- to make (marks, figures, etc.) by cutting; engrave; carve.
- cut into or engravedan incised surface
- made by cutting or engravingan incised design
- (of a wound) cleanly cut, as with a surgical knife
- having margins that are sharply and deeply indentedan incised leaf
- (tr) to produce (lines, a design, etc) by cutting into the surface of (something) with a sharp tool
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.
- To cut into with a sharp instrument.