incise

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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incisein‧cise /ɪnˈsaɪz/ verb [transitive always + preposition] formal AVDCUTto cut a pattern, word etc into something, using a sharp instrument an inscription incised in stone
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inciseBeing based on characters which had been designed for incising in stone they were difficult and slow to write.It has several deep canyons incising into its southern flank, and an old road running within a few miles of it.The pot surface can also be carved, incised and perforated: all three of these techniques involve the removal of clay.The leaves are sometimes nearly entire, but their sides are usually incised and resemble oak leaves.The blades of emersed plants are unlike those of E. macrophyllus, being ovate and incised at the apex.It is incised in the child and in the fertile mysteries of childhood as these survive in adults.Its bright green color and incised leaves serve as a most suitable complement to cryptocorynes.Figure out how to incise the charts.
Origin incise (1500-1600) French inciser, from Latin incisus, past participle of incidere to cut in