Meaning of ABRIDGE in English
vt to deprive; to cut off;
followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
2. abridge ·vt to shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
3. abridge ·vt to make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012