Word:

Shorten

Short´en
v. t.1.To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity.
[imp. & p. p. Shortened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shortening.]
2.To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc.
3.To make deficient (as to); to deprive; - with of.
4.To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like.
To shorten a rope
(Naut.) to take in the slack of it.
To shorten sail
(Naut.) to reduce sail by taking it in.
v. i.1.To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold.
Verb1.shorten - make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"
Antonyms:
lengthen - make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"
2.shorten - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
3.shorten - make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
4.shorten - become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"
Antonyms:
lengthen - become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen"
5.shorten - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
(audio, compression)Shorten - A form of lossless audio compression.

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