cutin

noun (1)
cu·​tin | \ ˈkyü-tᵊn \

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 \

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

New York city and state officials offered $3 billion in tax incentives to lure Amazon, a deal cut in a closed-door process that angered opponents, who thought the process should have been more transparent. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Amazon’s HQ2 Reversal Highlights Risks of Public Perception in Site Selection," 14 Feb. 2019 As the Trump administration and the Betsy DeVos–led Department of Education continue to request cuts in public-school funding, funnel more students into charter schools, and force more students into debt, the job has only gotten harder. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Education Workers on Campuses Around the Country Are Demanding Better Labor Conditions," 10 Jan. 2019 And lastly, the company has strongly suggested that a price increase is on the way and some channels might be getting cut in an effort to help DirecTV Now reach profitability. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The Verge Cord Cutter’s Guide: hardware, software, and services," 20 Dec. 2018 Grape Tarts Makes 6 to 8 servings One 14-ounce package Dufour frozen puff pastry, defrosted in the refrigerator ¼ cup honey 6 to 8 ounces seedless grapes, each cut in half 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water Demerera sugar, for sprinkling (optional) 1. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "For a different Thanksgiving dessert, swap pie for parfaits," 13 Nov. 2018 Another option for the court might be leaving the pension cuts in place, forcing the city to pay court costs and other penalties but not creating retroactive pensions. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "If state Supreme Court rules against San Diego on pensions, it could could cost city millions," 14 July 2018 Developing countries did not have to reciprocate the cuts in manufacturing tariffs that America and the European powers negotiated with each other in successive rounds of post-war trade talks. The Economist, "Donald Trump insists on trade reciprocity. But what kind?," 12 July 2018 But Everling said Anthem suggested an 80 percent cut in payment rates at the Brownsburg hospital, far less than the reimbursement rate at any of the health system’s other facilities. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Hendricks Regional Health disputes Anthem's payment rates at new Brownsburg hospital," 11 July 2018 United Steel Workers Locals 12003 and 12012 said the strike authorization was in response to concerns over safety risks, the use of more contractors, cuts in wages and benefits, and changes in overtime hours. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 30 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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