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  Definition of shorten
  1. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
  2. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
  3. become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"
  4. make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"
  5. make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
Similar Words: bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, cut, contract, reduce

 

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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