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abridge

a·bridge

abridge

 
pronunciation:
brIj
part of speech: verb
inflections: abridges, abridging, abridged
definition: to make shorter.
Do not be surprised if the magazine abridges your story before publishing it.
synonyms:
compress, condense, cut, shorten
antonyms:
amplify, lengthen
similar words:
brief, contract
derivations: abridgable (adj.), abridged (adj.), abridger (n.)