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Overview of verb abbreviate

The verb abbreviate has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce

(reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")

2. abbreviate

(shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'")

Overview of adj abbreviated

The adj abbreviated has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) abbreviated, brief

((of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini")

2. abbreviated, shortened, truncated

(cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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