cutin

noun (1)
cu·​tin | \ ˈkyü-tᵊn How to pronounce cutin (audio) \

Definition of cutin

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: an insoluble mixture containing waxes, fatty acids, soaps, and resinous material that forms a continuous layer on the outer epidermal wall of a plant

cut-in

noun (2)
\ ˈkət-ˌin How to pronounce cut-in (audio) \

Definition of cut-in (Entry 2 of 3)

: something cut in

cut in

verb

Definition of cut in (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to thrust oneself into a position between others or belonging to another
2 : to join in something suddenly cut in on the conversation
3 : to interrupt a dancing couple and take one as one's partner
4 : to become automatically connected or started in operation waiting for the auxiliary motor to cut in

transitive verb

1 : to mix with cutting motions after sifting the flour into a mixing bowl, cut the lard in
2 : to introduce into a number, group, or sequence
3 : to connect into an electrical circuit to a mechanical apparatus so as to permit operation
4 : to include especially among those benefiting or favored cut them in on the profits

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Other Words from cutin

Noun (2)

cut-in adjective

Synonyms for cutin

Synonyms: Verb

break in, chime in, chip in [chiefly British], interpose, interrupt, intrude

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Examples of cutin in a Sentence

Verb

a stranger cut in with unsolicited advice on how we could fix our relationship

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Earth’s atmosphere has a habit of desiccating things, after all, so plants evolved something called cutin, a waxy barrier against the elements. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Amphiphilic Liquid Coating That Keeps Your Avocados Fresh," 21 June 2018 The scientists hypothesized that this new plastic-eating enzyme must have evolved from an older cutin-eating enzyme. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic," 17 Apr. 2018 After studying this bacteria, the researchers found the enzyme, which is similar to the enzyme many bacteria already use to break down a different chemical, called cutin. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic," 17 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Meanwhile, a key bond-yield indicator tracked by Fed economists is signaling rates could be cut in 2020. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Investors Are Betting That the Fed Hits Pause on Rate Hikes," 2 Jan. 2019 The couch had to be cut in half to be brought upstairs. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Inside a TriBeCa Loft Filled with Not-Your-Grandmother’s Antiques," 9 Oct. 2018 Switch to a pastry blender and begin to cut in the butter with one hand while turning the bowl with the other. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 But if the couples fail to identify any new matches, their winnings are cut in half. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Are You The One? How MTV's Hit Love Competition Works," 12 July 2018 Background: 5 things to know about Oskar's, the latest restaurant from Grind Burger Modern metal light fixtures are cut in the shape of reindeer, the light thrown against in the wall taking the shape of antlers. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Oskar's fills a food void in Louisville we didn't know we had | Review," 4 July 2018 Ruling in favor of Walt Disney World on Tuesday, a judge determined the taxable value of Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort should be cut in half. Gabrielle Russon, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney wins tax trial over Yacht and Beach Club Resort's value," 3 July 2018 McKillen, who has designed a number of high-profile luxury homes — including the one bought by Jay Z and Beyonce — says the square footage of 1 Electra could be cut in half if a new owner were to start over with the design and permit applications. Peter Kiefer, The Hollywood Reporter, "Megan Ellison's Former Home Is Back on the Market for $35 Million — but With a Twist," 26 June 2018 Jess McDonald, the former Department of Children and Family Services director who cut in half the number of children in state care, is among those agency officials are recommending as a possible facilitator. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Rauner campaign doubles down on Pritzker 'plumbing' attack," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of cutin

Noun (1)

circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1883, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1612, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for cutin

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin cutis

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The first known use of cutin was in 1612

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