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Synonyms for shortening
ˈʃɔrt nɪŋ, ˈʃɔr tn ɪŋshort·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shorteningnoun

    fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods

  2. shorteningnoun

    act of decreasing in length

    "the dress needs shortening"

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  1. shorteningnoun

    Synonyms:
    abbreviation, curtailment, abridgment, contraction, reduction, retrenchment

  2. shorteningnoun

    Synonyms:
    fat, fatty substance

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  1. shorteningnoun

    Synonyms:
    abbreviation, abridgment, contraction, curtailment, reduction, retrenchment

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  1. List of paraphrases for "shortening":

    stricture, reduction, reducing, narrowing, shrinkage

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#2750reduction
#4576reducing
#26926narrowing
#27613shortening
#34394shrinkage
#95154stricture

How to use shortening in a sentence?

  1. Janice Nolen:

    You're changing the way a child's lung functions while a child is growing up, that has lifelong implications. You're shortening a life because somebody develops a heart attack ... or dies of an asthma attack, and those are not reversible.

  2. Med Jones:

    The knowledge, wealth, and development gaps among nations is reducing and the reign of superpowers is shortening. Just look at the history of the Roman, Islamic, Russian and British empires, the newer the power the shorter the reign. In the economic and business worlds the same power cycles apply. Ford, IBM, Nokia and other companies lost their leadership position to newer companies faster than their predecessors

  3. Marie Schubert:

    Allowing the early release of the most dangerous criminals, shortening sentences as much as 50%, impacts crime victims and creates a serious public safety risk, this petition asks CDCR to repeal these regulations, begin the process anew, and allow for transparency and public input. Victims, their families, and all Californians deserve a fair and honest debate about the wisdom of such drastic regulations.

  4. Rossella Rago:

    Everybody always asks me, ‘ Can I make this with shortening ? ’ And the answer is always : ‘ No, ’ if it’s any other time of year, I will say, ‘ Yes, fine, use shortening, ’ but when it’s actually Easter you have got to use lard.

  5. Steve Weatherford:

    This 24 year old giving up his career is a dramatic statement and something to be reckoned with, we'll see more and more poor kids populate the game. Middle income kids will say,' I have a choice and I don't want to take a chance of shortening my life.' .


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