cutting

Primary Meanings of cutting

1.
nadj
the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
2.
n
the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
3.
n
the act of diluting something
4.
adj
unpleasantly cold and damp
Full Definitions of cutting
1

n the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

Synonyms:
cut
Types:
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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)
gastromy
surgical incision into the stomach
perineotomy
surgical incision into the perineum
laparotomy
surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
orchotomy
surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
sclerotomy
surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
nephrotomy
incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
thoracotomy
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
Type of:
opening
becoming open or being made open

adj painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

“a cutting wind”
Synonyms:
keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing
sharp
keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

adj (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

cutting remarks”
Synonyms:
edged, stinging
unkind
lacking kindness
2

n the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

Synonyms:
cut, cutting off
Types:
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clip, clipping, snip
the act of clipping or snipping
haircut
the act of cutting the hair
clipping, trim, trimming
cutting down to the desired size or shape
shearing
removing by cutting off or clipping
pruning
the act of trimming a plant
sheepshearing
act of shearing sheep
nip, pinch
a small sharp bite or snip
Type of:
shortening
act of decreasing in length

n the act of cutting something into parts

Synonyms:
cut
Types:
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severance, severing
the act of severing
dissection
cutting so as to separate into pieces
scission
the act of dividing by cutting or splitting
slicing
the act of cutting into slices
undercut
a cut made underneath to remove material
Type of:
division
the act or process of dividing

n a piece cut off from the main part of something

Types:
pruning
something that has been pruned off of a plant
Type of:
part, piece
a portion of a natural object

n an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

Synonyms:
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting
Type of:
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection
a passage selected from a larger work

n a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

Synonyms:
slip
Types:
quickset
cuttings of plants set in the ground to grow as hawthorn for hedges or vines
Type of:
stalk, stem
a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

n removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

Synonyms:
carving
Types:
petroglyph
a carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)
truncation
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)
Type of:
creating by removal
the act of creating by removing something

n the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

Synonyms:
film editing
Type of:
creating by removal
the act of creating by removing something

n the division of a deck of cards before dealing

Synonyms:
cut
Type of:
division
the act or process of dividing
3

n the act of diluting something

“the cutting of whiskey with water”
Synonyms:
thinning
Type of:
dilution
weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
4

adj unpleasantly cold and damp

Synonyms:
bleak, raw
cold
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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