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

That's not to suggest that these programs should be cut in order to increase spending on children, Hahn noted. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Why the U.S. may soon spend more on its debt than on kids," 17 Sep. 2019 This moment marks a dramatic contraction of the Democratic Party’s 2020 class of candidates, which has essentially been cut in half — for now, at least. BostonGlobe.com, "Seven big questions heading into the third Democratic debate, to be carried on ABC:," 13 Sep. 2019 This moment marks a dramatic contraction of the Democratic Party’s 2020 class of candidates, which has essentially been cut in half — for now, at least. Steve Peoples, chicagotribune.com, "7 questions heading into tonight’s 10-candidate Democratic presidential debate," 12 Sep. 2019 Kudret Ozersay, the foreign minister, said that electricity has been cut in the vicinity of the blast while nearby homes had been evacuated. Fox News, "Cyprus Turkish army depot blast hurts 12, blows out windows at nearby hotel," 12 Sep. 2019 Besides wanting to cut in on the White Claw action, Pabst has been diversifying its product line. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "We tried Pabst Blue Ribbon's Stronger Seltzer and Hard Coffee. Here's what they taste like," 6 Sep. 2019 The Vikings then informed at least 12 players they would be cut in advance of Saturday, when rosters must be down to the NFL limit of 53. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings deal Danny Isidora to Miami for seventh-round pick, start making cuts," 30 Aug. 2019 Skinner said that this actually opened up the attack for Orlando, allowing Hill and Ubogagu to cut in quicker patterns than Chicago was expecting with Morgan in the game. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando Pride beat Chicago Red Stars 2-1 despite early Alex Morgan injury," 23 Aug. 2019 So the field is going to be cut in half — more or less — by September. NBC News, "It's crunch time for the remaining Democrats to qualify for the next debate," 13 Aug. 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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