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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Noun (2)

cut-in adjective

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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, "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 The same six Pac-12 teams made the cut in the AP poll. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "ASU football launches into national rankings after upset victory at Michigan State," 15 Sep. 2019 Has made the cut in five-straight appearances with two T13s. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier: Fantasy Golf Power Rankings," 10 Sep. 2019 Among those who made the cut in recent years was a couple that had hired Kedigian to decorate their family’s Brooklyn townhouse after seeing his work at another client’s apartment. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "A Trip to the Paris Flea Markets Transformed This Brooklyn House," 9 Sep. 2019 In a conscious effort to play less and avoid the fatigue that plagued him toward the end of 2018, Woods played just six events since Augusta, posting just one top 10 and missing the cut in two majors. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Tiger Woods Reveals He Had Arthroscopic Procedure on Left Knee," 27 Aug. 2019 Three legends and one current undergrad made the cut in a long, winding answer that followed. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Trevor Lawrence on Nick Saban’s list of great QBs that includes Elway, Marino, Brady," 16 Aug. 2019 A year ago, Lowry sat in a parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, "Out of the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry a major champion," 22 July 2019 Lowry missed the cut in the last four of these majors. Los Angeles Times, "Rory McIlroy’s valiant effort to make British Open cut comes up just short," 19 July 2019 Swimmers in Katy ISD posted some of the best times in the nation during the 2018-19 season, with some athletes making the cut in both events. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD swimmers earn NISCA All-American status," 15 July 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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