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
cut in; cutting in; cuts in

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

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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, 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, 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, 17 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But even as the cut in benefits looms over the state's jobless, Argosy has seen no recent change in application numbers, Schlobohm said. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 6 Sep. 2021 But even as the cut in benefits looms over the state’s jobless, Argosy has seen no recent change in application numbers, Schlobohm said. Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2021 All this planning for a potential cut in benefits might be much ado about nothing, according to Michael Finke, a professor at the American College of Financial Services. Keira Wingate, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2021 The problem was the cut in sales outpaced the cost cuts, pushing Nissan into the red. WSJ, 29 July 2021 If the full flow is 100%, then these numbers would indicate a dramatic cut in the water available for agriculture. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 July 2021 But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public spaces. Dominic Fracassa, Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug. 2021 But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public spaces. CBS News, 27 Aug. 2021 But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public spaces. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 27 Aug. 2021

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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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“Cutin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutin. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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