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One entry found for abridge.
Main Entry: abridge
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressbrij
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): abridged; abridg·ing
Etymology: Middle English abregen "deprive, reduce," from early French abreger (same meaning), from Latin abbreviare "to shorten" --related to ABBREVIATE
1 : to make less : DIMINISH <forbidden to abridge the rights of citizens>
2 : to shorten in duration or extent
3 : to shorten by omission of words : CONDENSE
- abridg·er noun

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