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foreshortened

adjective
     
fore‧short‧ened formal
1 objects, places etc that are foreshortened appear to be smaller, shorter, or closer together than they really are:
Viewed from high up, their bodies were oddly foreshortened.
2 ended before the usual or expected time:
a foreshortened career
foreshorten verb [transitive]

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