Abridge(v. t.) To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
Abridge(v. t.) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
Abridge(v. t.) To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
Abridged(imp. & p. p.) of Abridge
Abridger(n.) One who abridges.
Abridging(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Abridge
Abridgment(n.) The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.
Abridgment(n.) An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.
Abridgment(n.) That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.
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