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  Definition of shortening
  1. act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"
  2. fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods
Hyponyms: abbreviation, cut, cutting, cutting off, contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction, truncation

 

Derivational Morphology: shorten

 

Anagrams: shoestring

 

 
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