cutin

noun cu·tin \ ˈkyü-tᵊn \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of cutin

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

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Origin and Etymology of cutin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin cutis


cut-in

noun \ ˈkət-ˌin \

Definition of cut-in

: something cut in

cut-in

adjective

First Known Use of cut-in

1883

in the meaning defined above

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cut in

verb

Definition of cut in

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
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

Examples of cut in in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of cut in

1612

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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