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shortened adj
1 cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use" [syn: sawed-off, sawn-off]
2 cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "a curtailed visit"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation" [syn: abbreviated, truncated]
3 shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream" [syn: telescoped]
4 with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: cut]

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shortened
  1. past of shorten

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