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foreshorten

fore·short·en

foreshorten

 
pronunciation:
for shor tn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: foreshortened, foreshortening, foreshortens
definition 1: to distort, or shorten the lines of the long axis of (a visual image) in order to create the illusion of depth and perspective.
definition 2: to shorten or cut short; abridge; curtail.
There's no doubt that his addiction foreshortened his life.
similar words:
truncate
Word Parts
The word foreshorten contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.