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abjoint to cut off by forming a septum.
abjunction the act of abjointing, cutting off by forming a septum.
abscind to pare, reduce, cut off or away.
abscission the act of cutting off.
bisect to cut into two parts.
bisection the act of bisecting.
bisectional relating to bisection.
bisectionally (Adv.) BISECTIONAL, relating to bisection.
carve to form by cutting.
carven (PaP.) CARVE, to form by cutting.
carver one that carves.
chop a cut of meat; (verb) to sever with a sharp tool.
clearcut to fell all the trees in an area.
cleavability the quality of being cleavable.
cleavable capable of cleaving or being divided.
cleavableness the quality of being cleavable.
cleavage a split; a tendency to split, esp in rocks and minerals.
cleave to split to adhere to: CLEAVES, CLEAVING, CLAVE, CLEAVED.
clip to cut eg hair.
compart to divide into parts.
concision schism; separation.
crop to cut off short.
crosscut a transverse cut or course; (verb) to cut across.
curf an incision made by a cutting tool.
curtail to cut short.
cut an incision; a reduction; (verb) to make an incision in; to reduce.
cutout something cut out.
cuttable that can be cut.
cuttingly (Adv.) CUTTING, sharp.
dag a tuft of sheep's wool (verb) to cut the dags off sheep
decaudate to cut off the tail of.
detruncate to cut short, lop, mutilate.
disassociate to separate from association or union with another.
discide (Obs.) to cut asunder.
discission an open incision or cut.
dissect to cut apart for scientific examination.
dissectible capable of being dissected.
dissector one who dissects.
dissever to sever, part in two.
dissociate to separate from association or union with another.
divisional relating to or making a division.
divisionally (Adv.) DIVISIONAL, relating to or making a division.
engroove to cut a groove or furrow in.
entayle (Obs.) to carve.
excide (Arch.) to cut off.
excise to remove by cutting out.
excision the act of excising.
excisional relating to the act of excision.
exscind to cut off; to uproot.
exsect to cut out.
exsection a cutting out.
filet undercut of beef, tenderloin; (verb) to cut into slices.
flaughter (Scots) to cut turfs.
flench to strip a whale of its blubber.
flencher one whose job it is to strip a whale of its blubber.
flense to strip a whale of its blubber.
hack to cut or chop roughly.
hag an ugly old woman; (verb) a Scots word for to hack or hew.
hamble to mutilate a dog by cutting of the balls of its feet.
hew to cut with blows.
hewable that can be hewn.
hewer one that hews.
hewn (PaP.) HEW, to cut with blows.
incise to cut into.
incision the act of incising.
incisive cutting, trenchant.
incisively (Adv.) INCISIVE, cutting, trenchant.
incisorial relating to an incision.
incisory having the quality of cutting.
incisural relating to an incisure.
incisure a cut, an incision.
ingroove to cut a groove or furrow in.
insection a cutting in, an incision.
intersect to cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually.
intrenchant (Shakesp.) incapable of being cut.
jag a sharp projection (verb) to cut unevenly
jagg a sharp projection (verb) to cut unevenly
kerf an incision made by a cutting tool; (verb) to make an incision with a cutting tool.
kerve (Spenser) to carve.
keyway a groove cut in a shaft or key to accommodate which interlocks with another component.
lop to cut off unnecessary parts.
maw the jaws or gullet of a voracious animal; (verb, US) to mow.
mince chopped meat (verb) to cut into very small pieces
mincingly (Adv.) MINCING, not speaking frankly or openly.
miscut to cut incorrectly.
morsal pertaining to the cutting edge of a knife; (noun) a morsel.
morsel a small piece; (verb) to divide into morsels.
newmown recently mown.
nick a shallow cut; (verb) to make a shallow cut in.
notch a nick, an angular cut (verb) to make an angular cut in
obtruncate to cut or lop off the head of.
offcut a small piece cut off or left over from a larger piece of some material.
overcut to cut excessively.
pare to cut or shave off the outer surface or edge of.
piecemeal one part at a time; (verb) to divide or distribute piecemeal.
precisive dividing off, separating or abstracting mentally.
precut to cut in advance.
prescind to withdraw one's attention, break off.
prescindent serving to prescind.
prescission the act of prescinding.
preslice to slice beforehand.
pretrim to trim in advance.
proign (Obs.) to preen, prune.
proin (Obs.) to preen, prune.
proine (Obs.) to preen, prune.
prosect to dissect.
proyn (Obs.) to preen, prune.
proyne (Obs.) to preen, prune.
prunable that can be pruned.
pruner one that prunes.
quadrisect to divide into four equal parts.
quartersaw to saw (timber) into quarters along two diameters of a log at right angles to each other.
razor a sharp-edged implement for shaving; (verb) to cut eg hair with a razor.
reap to cut for harvest.
recision rescinding, cancellation.
recut to cut again.
resaw to saw again.
retrench to cut down or pare away, esp expenses.
retrim to trim again.
roughhew to hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew timber.
scant scarce (verb) to cut short, to spare
scantly (Adv.) SCANT, scarce.
scissile able to be cut; readily splitting.
scission a division or split in a group or union.
scissor to cut with scissors.
scissorer one who scissors.
scissure a cleft; a splitting.
scotch to frustrate, put an end to.
scyther one who uses a scythe.
sectile of a mineral, able to be cut with a knife without breaking off in undesired pieces.
sectility the state of being sectile.
sectionise to section; to cut sections of.
sectionize to section; to cut sections of.
sector a plane figure bounded by two radii and an arc; (verb) to divide into sectors.
sectorise to divide into sectors.
sectorize to divide into sectors.
segment a section; (verb) to divide into sections.
sever to divide or cut into parts.
severable that can be severed.
severance the act of severing.
shave to sever the hair close to the roots.
shaven (PaP.) SHAVE, to sever the hair close to the roots.
shear to cut the hair or wool from.
shorn (PaP.) SHEAR, to cut the hair or wool from.
shrub a low woody plant smaller than a tree (verb) to lop; to cudgel
skive to pare or split leather.
slash a long cut; (verb) to cut with violent sweeping strokes.
slasher one that slashes.
slashing the act of one that slashes.
slashingly (Adv.) SLASHING.
slice a thin broad piece or segment; (verb) to cut into thin, flat pieces.
sliceable that can be sliced.
slicer one that slices.
slish (Shakesp.) a cut.
slit a long, narrow cut (verb) to make a slit in
slitter one who, or that which, slits.
sliver a thin slice; (verb) to separate or remove as a sliver.
sliverer one who slivers.
slot a long narrow opening; (verb) to cut a long, narrow opening in.
sned to cut, lop.
snee (Obs.) to cut.
snick a small cut; (verb) to snip, cut out.
snip a small cut, esp with scissors; (verb) to cut with a short, quick stroke.
snod (Scots) smooth, neat (verb) to trim, tidy
split to separate lengthwise.
stereotomy the cutting of stone or other solid materials.
strim to cut grass with a Strimmer.
subdividable that can be subdivided.
subdivide to divide into smaller divisions.
transect to cut across.
transection a cutting across.
trenchand (Spenser) trenchant.
trenchant incisive, vigorous.
trichotomic relating to trichotomy, division into three parts or categories.
trichotomy division into three parts or categories.
trim neat (verb) to cut neatly
trimly (Adv.) TRIM, neat.
trisect to divide into three.
trisection the act of trisecting.
trisector one who trisects.
truncate appearing as if cut off (verb) to cut off
truncately (Adv.) TRUNCATE, appearing as if cut off.
uncloven not cloven.
uncut not cut.
unlopped not lopped.
unrip to rip, cut open.
unseam to open the seam or seams of; to rip.
unsickled not cut with a sickle.
whittle a clasp knife or other large knife; (verb) to pare or cut with a knife.