truncate
[ truhng-keyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; Earliest form appeared as truncation in Middle English, first usage as truncate in late 15th century. From the Latin truncat- "maimed" from the verb truncare.
Synonyms
  • abbreviate
  • abridge
  • cut short
  • curtail
Antonyms
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • lengthen
  • increase
Definition
to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short
Example
A) I don't mean to truncate the lecture, but we need to get to our next class. B) We ended up having to truncate the briefing to put out another fire, so it's been a day.
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