1. abbreviate - verb
· reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
2. abbreviate - verb
· shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"
3. abbreviated - adjective
· (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"
4. abbreviated - adjective
· cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"
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