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Definition of incise verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

incise

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incise
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsaɪz//
 
he / she / it incises
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsaɪzɪz//
 
past simple incised
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsaɪzd//
 
past participle incised
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsaɪzd//
 
-ing form incising
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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incise something (in/on/onto something) (formal) to cut words, designs, etc. into a surface The letters were incised in stone. compare engrave Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French inciser, from Latin incis- ‘cut into, engraved’, from the verb incidere, from in- ‘into’ + caedere ‘to cut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incise