Definition of Shortens

1. Verb. (third-person singular of shorten) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shortens

1. shorten [v] - See also: shorten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortens

shortcrust pastry
shortcut
shortcut key
shortcut keys
shortcuts
shortcutting
shorted
shorten
shortenable
shortened
shortener
shorteners
shortening
shortening reaction
shortenings
shortens (current term)
shorter
shorter-lived
shorter-term
shortest
shortest-lived
shortest-term
shortfall
shortfalling
shortfallings
shortfalls
shortfin
shortfin mako
shortfins
shortgown

Literary usage of Shortens

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1871)
"... which greatly shortens their duration. By FURNEAUX JORDAN, FRCS Eng., Surgeon to the Queen's Hospital, &c. &c. London : Churchill, 1870. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a ...by John Jamieson by John Jamieson (1879)
"Bede acknowledges the same descent, Hist, Lib. xv., although he shortens the line by several generations. HI.—The Scandinavian origin of the Picts is ..."

3. The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool, and Other Fibrous Substances by Clinton G. Gilroy (1845)
"... of sadden transitions from heat to cold—The worm's appetite sharpened by increased temperature— shortens its existence—Various experiments in artificial ..."

4. The Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime-minister to Henry the Great by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Charlotte Lennox (1817)
"This shows, that there is nothing more necessary for the general of an army, than an exact and piercing sight, which shortens distances, and prevents ..."

5. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1876)
"It shortens the attacks and increases the interval between them. A powder should be taken every night, and on the occurrence of an attack every three hours. ..."

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