Definitions of cutting
  1. noun
    the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
    synonyms: cut
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    nick, notch, snick
    a small cut
    gash, slash
    a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
    incision, section, surgical incision
    the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    surgical incision into the stomach
    surgical incision into the perineum
    surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
    surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
    surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
    incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
    surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity
    valvotomy, valvulotomy
    incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
    phlebotomy, venesection
    surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
    vasosection, vasotomy
    surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
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    becoming open or being made open
  2. adjective
    painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    “a cutting wind”
    synonyms: keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing
    keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
  3. adjective
    (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
    cutting remarks”
    synonyms: edged, stinging
    lacking kindness
  4. noun
    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    synonyms: cut, cutting off
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    clip, clipping, snip
    the act of clipping or snipping
    the act of cutting the hair
    clipping, trim, trimming
    cutting down to the desired size or shape
    removing by cutting off or clipping
    the act of trimming a plant
    act of shearing sheep
    nip, pinch
    a small sharp bite or snip
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    act of decreasing in length
  5. noun
    the act of cutting something into parts
    synonyms: cut
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    severance, severing
    the act of severing
    the act of cutting so as to separate into pieces
    the act of dividing by cutting or splitting
    the act of cutting into slices
    a cut made underneath to remove material
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    the act or process of dividing
  6. noun
    a piece cut off from the main part of something
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    something that has been pruned off of a plant
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    part, piece
    a portion of a natural object
  7. noun
    an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
    synonyms: clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting
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    excerpt, excerption, extract, selection
    a passage selected from a larger work
  8. noun
    a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    synonyms: slip
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    cuttings of plants set in the ground to grow as hawthorn for hedges or vines
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    stalk, stem
    a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  9. noun
    removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    synonyms: carving
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    a carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)
    the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)
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    creating by removal
    the act of creating by removing something
  10. noun
    the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    synonyms: film editing
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    the technique of splicing together different sections of film to convey an idea
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    creating by removal
    the act of creating by removing something
  11. noun
    the division of a deck of cards before dealing
    synonyms: cut
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    the act or process of dividing
  12. noun
    the act of diluting something
    synonyms: thinning
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    weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
  13. adjective
    unpleasantly cold and damp
    synonyms: bleak, raw
    having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
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