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Definition of INCISE

2 definitions found:

Incise \In*cise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incising}.] [L. incisus, p. p. of incidere to incise: cf. F. inciser. See {Incide}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave. [1913 Webster]

              I on thy grave this epitaph incise.   --T. Carew. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cut, gash, or wound with a sharp instrument; to cut off. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

220 Moby Thesaurus words for "incise":
     Vandyke, abrade, amputate, autolithograph, ax, bark, be a printmaker, bisect, blaze, blemish, bloody, book, breach, break, broach, burn, butcher, calendar, canal, canalize, carve, catalog, chafe, chalk, chalk up, chamfer, channel, character, check, check in, chink, chip, chisel, chop, chronicle, claw, cleave, corrugate, crack, craze, crease, crenellate, crenulate, crevasse, cribble, crimp, crosshatch, cut, cut apart, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut open, dado, dichotomize, dike, dispart, dissever, ditch, divaricate, divide, docket, enchase, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, excise, file, fill out, fissure, flute, fly open, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, furrow, gall, gap, gash, goffer, gouge, grave, groove, gully, hack, halve, hatch, hew, hurt, impanel, indent, index, injure, inscribe, insert, jag, jigsaw, jot down, knurl, lacerate, lance, lay open, line, list, lithograph, log, machicolate, maim, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make mincemeat of, make out, make prints, mark, mark down, matriculate, maul, mill, minute, mutilate, nick, notch, note, note down, ope, open, open up, pare, part, picot, pierce, pink, place upon record, pleat, plow, poll, post, post up, print, prune, puncture, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, rabbet, record, reduce to writing, register, rend, rent, rifle, rift, rip, rive, run, rupture, rut, savage, saw, scald, scallop, scarify, scissor, scorch, score, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, sculpture, separate, serrate, set down, sever, skin, slash, slice, slit, slot, snip, split, sprain, spread, spread out, spring open, stab, stick, stipple, strain, streak, striate, sunder, swing open, tabulate, take down, tap, tape, tape-record, tear, tear open, throw open, tool, tooth, traumatize, trench, trough, videotape, whittle, wound, wrench, wrinkle, write, write down, write in, write out, write up

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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