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curtail

verb [T] uk   /kəˈteɪl/  us   /kɚ-/
to stop something before it is finished, or to reduce or limit something: to curtail your holiday/spending The last government severely curtailed trade union rights.
curtailment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
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