Definition of SHORTENING

noun : SHORTENING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods ;

  • 2. (

    ) act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening" ;

verb : SHORTENING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness" ;

  • 3. (

    ) make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches" ;

  • 4. (

    ) become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten" ;


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