Meaning of ABRIDGE in English

ABRIDGE

v.tr. 1 shorten (a book, film, etc.) by using fewer words or making deletions. 2 curtail (liberty). abridgable adj. abridger n.

[ ME f. OF abreg(i)er f. LL abbreviare ABBREVIATE ]

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