Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cut; to separate and remove.
  • v. To resolve or break up, as by medicines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cut; to separate and remove; to resolve or break up, as by medicines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut into.
  • In medicine, to resolve or disperse, as a coagulated humor.
  • To fall upon, as a ray of light upon a surface; impinge; have incidence.
  • To have effect upon.

Etymologies

Latin incidere; prefix in- in + caedere to cut. See concise, and compare incise. (Wiktionary)

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