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English definition of “abridge”

abridge

verb [T]     /əˈbrɪdʒ/
to make a book, play, or piece of writing shorter by removing details and information that is not important: The book was abridged for children.Editing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing abridged     /əˈbrɪdʒd/ adjective the abridged edition/version of her novelEditing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing abridgment (also abridgement)     /-mənt/ noun [C or U]
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