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

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

Eighty percent of the materials came from deadstock, and the rest were cut in Uzbekistan from pure silk. Vogue, "Why Zazi Vintage’s Jeanne de Kroon Made Her Stunning (Sustainable!) Collection in Afghanistan," 9 May 2019 The dress O’Shea donated stands next to a photograph of a quintessentially ’60s model wearing it— all angles, with her head turned to demonstrate her radical 5-point Vidal Sassoon cut in profile. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "Mary Quant and Her Chelsea Girls Swing Into London’s V&A Museum," 5 Apr. 2019 During the summer and winter preceding the drive, logs are cut in the woods and flumed to Clearwater River. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 Eighteen months ago, Schauffele had played 18 times on the PGA Tour and missed the cut in half of them. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Xander the Great: Schauffele joins golf’s rising generation," 7 Jan. 2019 September 2015 After missing the cut in three of the four majors, Woods had a second back surgery. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Tiger Woods' successes and struggles: A timeline of events," 24 Sep. 2018 Woods has missed the cut in the last three major golf tournaments he's played in. John Canzano, OregonLive.com, "Canzano: Tiger Woods at the Masters? Forgive me, I'm rooting for the guy.," 5 Apr. 2018 Coming into this week, Potter had missed the cut in five of seven tourneys. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sunlight, spotlight shine on unheralded Ted Potter Jr.," 10 Feb. 2018 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

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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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