Meaning of ABRIDGE in English

ABRIDGE

transitive verb (~d; abridging) see: brief Date: 14th century 1. deprive , to reduce in scope ; diminish , to shorten in duration or extent , to shorten by omission of words without sacrifice of sense ; condense , see: shorten ~r noun

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