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  Words related to shorten

Related / Similar Words: bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, cut, contract, reduce

 

Definition:
  • edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel";
  • reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened";
  • become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten";
  • make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness";
  • make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches";

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    Hyponyms: bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, digest, condense, concentrate, foreshorten, clip, curtail, cut short, syncopate, truncate, cut

     

    Grouped Verbs: edit, cut, edit out

     

    Derivational Morphology: expurgation, castration, bowdlerization, bowdlerisation, Bowdler, Thomas Bowdler, contraction, shortener, abridger, abbreviator, condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule, shortening

     

     
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