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1cutting

noun cut·ting \ˈkə-tiŋ\

: a stem, leaf, or root that is cut from a plant and used to grow a new plant

Full Definition of CUTTING

1
:  something cut or cut off or out: as
a :  a plant section originating from stem, leaf, or root and capable of developing into a new plant
b :  harvest
2
:  something made by cutting; especially :  record 4

Examples of CUTTING

  1. Take some cuttings from the plant and put them in water.
  2. <a bag full of grass cuttings>

First Known Use of CUTTING

14th century

2cutting

adjective

: used for cutting things

: unpleasantly cold

: causing great physical pain

Full Definition of CUTTING

1
:  given to or designed for cutting; especially :  sharp, edged
2
:  marked by sharp piercing cold <cutting winds>
3
:  inclined or likely to wound the feelings of others especially because of a ruthless incisiveness <a cutting remark>
4
:  intense, piercing <a cutting pain>
cut·ting·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of CUTTING

  1. He made a cutting remark about my family, and I haven't spoken to him since.
  2. <a frigid day with a cutting wind that made it seem even colder>

First Known Use of CUTTING

15th century

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