Shortened vs Decurtate - What's the difference?

shortened | decurtate |


As a verb shortened

is (shorten).

As a adjective decurtate is

shortened, curtailed.

shortened

English

Verb

(head)
  • (shorten)
  • Anagrams

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    shorten

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make shorter; to abbreviate.
  • * 1877 , (Anna Sewell), (Black Beauty) Chapter 22[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Black_Beauty/22]
  • York came round to our heads and shortened the rein himself, one hole I think; every little makes a difference, be it for better or worse, and that day we had a steep hill to go up.
  • To become shorter.
  • To make deficient (as to); to deprive (of).
  • * Dryden
  • Spoiled of his nose, and shortened of his ears.
  • To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, etc.
  • To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen.
  • to shorten an allowance of food
  • * Dryden
  • Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am shortened by my chain.
  • (nautical) To take in the slack of (a rope).
  • (nautical) To reduce (sail) by taking it in.
  • Synonyms

    * See also .

    Antonyms

    * lengthen

    decurtate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • shortened, curtailed