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incise

[ in-sahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF incise

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCISE

Incise and curet the wound and apply one of the wet dressings.

But the old meaning of "write" is to incise, or to cut, or engrave.

He says some people burn them medicinis acutis (touching with acids, as some do even yet), and some incise them with a knife.

Incise the principal lines with a V tool, or, according to its size, small gouges may be used.

The usual plan is to prick or incise each lesion and press out the contents.

And that I shall not cut or incise any person having the stone, but shall leave the same to those who are expert in it.

Put to the doors a while there; ye can incise To a hairs breadth without defacing.Sur.

Care must be taken not to let the knife slip at the end of the incision and so incise the neck tissues.

The next step is to incise the sinus freely from above downwards towards the jugular fossa and curette out the thrombus.

If the swelling be large and tense, it is safer to incise it freely as described above for abscess of the septum.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCISE

slit

verbcut open
  • gash
  • incise
  • knife
  • lance
  • pierce
  • rip
  • sever
  • slash
  • slice
  • slot
  • split open
  • tear
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