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the act of a person or thing that cuts.
something cut, cut off, or cut out.
Horticulture. a piece, as a root, stem, or leaf, cut from a plant and used for propagation.
something made by cutting, as a recording.
a form of repetitive self-injury in which a person deliberately cuts the skin, as to cope with stress or negative emotions.
Chiefly British. a clipping from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
British. a trenchlike excavation, especially through a hill, as one made in constructing a highway.
able to cut or slice: a cutting blade.
piercing, as a wind.
wounding the feelings severely; sarcastic.

1350–1400; Middle English; see cut, -ing1, -ing2

cuttingly, adverb
cuttingness, noun
noncutting, adjective, noun
self-cutting, adjective

10. caustic, biting, mordant, acid, sardonic. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
cutting (ˈkʌtɪŋ)
1.  a piece cut off from the main part of something
2.  horticulture
 a.  a method of vegetative propagation in which a part of a plant, such as a stem or leaf, is induced to form its own roots
 b.  a part separated for this purpose
3.  Also called (esp US and Canadian): clipping an article, photograph, etc, cut from a newspaper or other publication
4.  the editing process by which a film is cut and made
5.  an excavation in a piece of high land for a road, railway, etc, enabling it to remain at approximately the same level
6.  informal (Irish) sharp-wittedness: there is no cutting in him
7.  (modifier) designed for or adapted to cutting; edged; sharp: a cutting tool
8.  keen; piercing: a cutting wind
9.  tending to hurt the feelings: a cutting remark

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., possibly Scandinavian, from N.Gmc. *kut-, or from O.Fr. couteau "knife." Replaced O.E. ceorfan "carve," sniþan, and scieran "shear." Meaning "to be absent without excuse" is British university slang from 1794. The noun meaning "gash, incision" is attested from 1520s; meaning "piece cut
off" is from 1590s; sense of "a wounding sarcasm" is from 1560s. To cut a pack of cards is from 1590s.
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Medical Dictionary

cut (kŭt)
v. cut, cut·ting, cuts

  1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.

  2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever.

  3. To make an incision or a separation.

  4. To have a new tooth grow through the gums.

  5. To form or shape by severing or incising.

  6. To separate from a body; detach.

  7. To lessen the strength of; dilute.

  1. The act of cutting.

  2. The result of cutting, especially an opening or wound made by a sharp edge.

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Bible Dictionary

Cutting definition

the flesh in various ways was an idolatrous practice, a part of idol-worship (Deut. 14:1; 1 Kings 18:28). The Israelites were commanded not to imitate this practice (Lev. 19:28; 21:5; Deut. 14:1). The tearing of the flesh from grief and anguish of spirit in mourning for the dead was regarded as a mark of affection (Jer. 16:6; 41:5; 48:37). Allusions are made in Revelation (13:16; 17:5; 19:20) to the practice of printing marks on the body, to indicate allegiance to a deity. We find also references to it, through in a different direction, by Paul (Gal. 6; 7) and by Ezekiel (9:4). (See HAIR.)

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