In*ci"sive (?), a. [Cf. F. incisif.]


Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting; hence, sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting.

"An incisive, high voice."

G. Eliot.

And her incisive smile accrediting That treason of false witness in my blush. Mrs. Browning.

2. Anat.

Of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor; as, the incisive bones, the premaxillaries.


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