Day-166 (Abridge)

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Word:
              Abridge

Status:
             Verb(transitive)

Meaning:
              To shorten(a book or play) by leaving out some parts.
To the lessen the strength or effect of something.

Sentences:
1) They abridged the dictionary by removing rare words.
2) The library's hours have been drastically abridged to cut costs.

Origin:
              Middle English abregen, from Middle-French abreger, from Late Latin abbreviare, from Latin ad- + brevis which means 'short'.

First use:
               14th century

Synonyms:
                abbreviate, shorten, curtail, cut back, elide

Antonyms:
               elongate, lengthen, extend, prolong.

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