Dictionary Results for shortened

1. shorten - verb

· make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"

Hypernym(s): reduce, cut_down, cut_back, trim, trim_down, trim_back, cut, bring_down

Antonym(s): lengthen

2. shorten - verb

· reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

Synonym(s): abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, cut, contract, reduce

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify

3. shorten - verb

· make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

4. shorten - verb

· become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

Antonym(s): lengthen

5. shorten - verb

· edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"

Synonym(s): bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate

Hypernym(s): abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce

6. shortened - adjective

· cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use"

Synonym(s): sawed-off, sawn-off

7. shortened - adjective

· cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"

Synonym(s): abbreviated, truncated

8. shortened - adjective

· shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream"

Synonym(s): telescoped

9. shortened - adjective

· with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

Synonym(s): cut

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