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Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing: a cutting tool.
1. The editing of film or recording tape.
2. Self-injury in which cuts are made in the skin.

cut′ting·ly adv.


a method of artificial propagation of plants (e.g. Begonia, Geranium) where a small stem, usually with attached leaves, is removed at a node, often with a ‘heel’ exposing the cambium, from the parent plant and placed in water or moist sand. Once ADVENTITIOUS (1) roots have developed from the exposed cambial cells, the cuttings are transferred to soil.


n the process of weakening or diluting a substance; in aromatherapy, organic solvents or carrier oils are added to essential oils to increase the volume. Dipropyl glycol (DPG), diethyl phthalate (DEP), and phenylethyl alcohol are common cutting agents.


1. a gait defect in horses. See brushing.
2. severing tissue, as with a blade, knife or scissors.

press cutting
a technique for making an incision with a scalpel blade in which there is increasing pressure in the same direction the blade is being moved.
slide cutting
pressure is applied at right angles to the movement of the blade. Safer and better controlled than press cutting when dissecting.

Patient discussion about cutting

Q. can he simply cut down? When a problem drinker take effort to stop his habit, can he simply cut down?

A. It can be appreciated if he is not toooooo late. So it depends. If that person has been diagnosed as an alcoholic, the answer is "no." Alcoholics who try to cut down on drinking rarely succeed. Cutting out alcohol--that is, abstaining - is usually the best course for recovery. People who are not alcohol dependent but who have experienced alcohol-related problems may be able to limit the amount they drink. If they can't stay within those limits, they need to stop drinking altogether.


A. are you sure you are allergic to that? cause it's important to be specific. the more specific you are the better is to treat it. is it from the grass pollen? is it from a material inside the grass? that sort of things. the best treatment is avoidance. the others..well, look for yourself, no magic solutions here:

i am allergic to peanuts, no peanut butter jelly time for me...
good luck

Q. Why do alcoholic people always failed to realize that cutting with the drinks is out of their capabilities after they are beyond the tipping point of just drinking bears and having fun to the point of being addictive to it ... i mean i see it all the time .. what cause this incapability of facing the truth ?

A. DENIAL that they have a problem,most addicts that have accepted the fact that they are powerless over there addition -donot have to think twice about it--very simply put an addict/alcoholic is a man/womam whose life is controlled by drugs/alcohol--they are people in the grip of a continuing and progressive illness whose ends are always thesame--jails/institutions and death.---accepting this is very hard for most people---people cant believe that they donot have control of ther life----all they have to do is find a AA/NA meeting an sit in as a guest,listen to ther storys---mrfoot56

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Durrants is one of the largest and longest established press cuttings agencies in the UK.
The high level of adoption by the press cuttings industry is a strong endorsement that the benefits are real and valuable.
Log on for details of how to send in press cuttings, programmes, leaflets or photocopies.
It is not uncommon for the clients of public relations companies to themselves disseminate press cuttings internally or to customers.
But Jane has another reason to be concerned when she finds out that Bobby has been keeping a folder full of press cuttings about Lucy's murder.
But the book was a work of fiction by Irving, an author living on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza who was cobbling it together from previous biographies and press cuttings.
ACCORDING to my press cuttings service, yesterday was the first day since July 2011 when there was no mention in the British national press of the word "Leveson".
He brings together two manuscripts (one for each of the wars) and papers, official reports, diary entries, and press cuttings to create a narrative that traces Dean's enlistment in the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in 1915 (even though he was underage) to his rise in rank from private to acting captain in World War I, his accounts of battles, and winning the Victoria Cross.
I'M very interested in press cuttings regarding the proposed monument in honour of the late Sgt Major Stanley Hollis VC.
Artists should send a CD demo with no more than two songs, a recent photograph or photographs, press releases or press cuttings and completed artist questionnaire to:
A cache of press cuttings details the British Army's banning of the Chaplin moustache from the trenches of the First World War.
You'd think she'd have spotted there's something not right about dodgy copper Henshall, but the penny doesn't drop until she finds some press cuttings in his house about the death of his wife - in an arson attack.