in·cise / inˈsīz/ • v. [tr.] (usu. be incised) mark or decorate (an object or surface) with a cut or a series of cuts: a button incised with a skull. ∎ cut (a mark or decoration) into a surface: figures incised on upright stones. ∎ cut (skin or flesh) with a surgical instrument: the wound was incised and drained.
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