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Etymology[]

From Middle English abregen, from 14th Century Middle French abregier, (French abréger), from Late Latin abbrevio, from Latin ad + brēvio (shorten). See brief and compare abbreviate

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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Abridge

Third person singular
abridg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Abridge (third-person singular simple present abridg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To make shorter; to shorten in duration.
    • The bridegroom ... abridged his visit. - Smollett
    • She retired herself to Sebaste, and abridged her train from state to necessity. - Fuller
  2. (transitive) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
  3. (transitive) To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
  4. (transitive) To lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.

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Anagrams[]

  • abdegir,
  • brigade

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