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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: abregier, from Late Latin abbreviare; ABBREVIATE

abridged

adjective
     
a‧bridged [usually before noun]
an abridged book, play etc has been made shorter but keeps its basic structure and meaning:
The abridged edition was published in 1988.
abridge verb [transitive]
abridgement also abridgment noun [uncountable and countable]
WORD FOCUS: short WORD FOCUS: short
speech/piece of writing: brief, concise, condensed, abridged

person: not very tall, little, tiny, petite

time/event: brief, quick, momentary, fleeting, ephemeral, transient, passing, short-lived

legs/fingers: stumpy, stubby

clothes: skimpy


See also
short

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