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  Definition of Abbreviate
  1. shorten; "Abbreviate `New York'' and write `NY''"
  2. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
Similar Words: abridge, foreshorten, shorten, cut, contract, reduce

 

Hyponyms: bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten, digest, condense, concentrate

 

Grouped Verbs: edit, cut, edit out

 

Derivational Morphology: abbreviation, abridger, abbreviator, contraction, shortener, condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule

 

 
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