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    shortened - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shortened

    (adj) cut short
    Synonyms : sawed-off , sawn-off
    Example Sentence
    • a sawed-off shotgun
    • a sawed-off broomstick
    • the shortened rope was easier to use
    (adj) cut short in duration
    Synonyms : abbreviated , truncated
    Example Sentence
    • the abbreviated speech
    • her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking
    • an unsatisfactory truncated conversation
    (adj) shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another
    Synonyms : telescoped
    Example Sentence
    • a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars
    • years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream
    (adj) with parts removed
    Synonyms : cut
    Example Sentence
    • the drastically cut film
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