Shortening synonyms

shôr'tn-ĭng, shôrt'nĭng
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The act or product of shortening.
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The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
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The acquisition of something, generally negative.
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(Informal) Excess fat on the human body
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(Short for) oleomargarine
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(Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
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A curtailment of expenses.
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The fatty tissue that surrounds and protects the kidneys; that of sheep and cattle is used in cooking and in making tallow.
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To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
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To acquire or incur:
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To reduce, especially intentionally.
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(Mathematics) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.
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To reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten
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To remove the ovaries of a female; spay.
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To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.
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To remove material that is considered offensive or objectionable from (a book, for example); expurgate.
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(Mathematics) To shorten a decimal number by removing trailing (leading) digits; to chop.
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Trim means to remove, cut or decorate.
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To reduce drastically
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Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
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To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
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To sip (alcoholic liquor) in small amounts:
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(Usually with off) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree, or sometimes to behead someone.
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To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
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(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
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To epitomize is defined as to be an example of something.
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To clip short or cut off (an animal's tail, for example).
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(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
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To take something away from:
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To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
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To cut short; reduce; abridge
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To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area.
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To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress
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To cut or cut off with shears or scissors
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To limit narrowly; to restrict.
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To reduce abruptly or by a large amount:
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To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
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(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
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(Intransitive) To become longer.
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(Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
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To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
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To make or grow longer.
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To increase in amount or degree; intensify:
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Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
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Into or in a long position, as of a commodity market.
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Find another word for shortening. In this page you can discover 50 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shortening, like: abbreviation, abridgment, contraction, curtailment, lard, oleo, reduction, retrenchment, suet, reducing and contracting.