Word of The Day

abridge

verb

\ ə-ˈbrij \
abridged; abridging

Definition of abridge

transitive verb

1: to shorten by omission of words without sacrifice of sense : CONDENSEabridge a novelan abridged dictionary
2: to shorten in duration or extentTess wished to abridge her visit as much as possible …— Thomas Hardy
3formal : to reduce in scope : DIMINISHattempts to abridge the right of free speech
4archaic : DEPRIVE

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