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shorteningnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʃɔː.tən.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt.nɪŋ/ US
a ​type of ​solidvegetableoil, or sometimes ​butter or lard (= ​fat from ​animals), that is used in ​cooking, ​especially to make ​pastrysoft and crumbly (= ​easilybroken)
(Definition of shortening from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shorteningnoun [U]

 us   /ˈʃɔrt·nɪŋ/
butter or other ​fat used in ​cooking, esp. to make ​pastry
(Definition of shortening from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shortening”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指使酥饼松脆的)起酥油(如黄油)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指使酥餅鬆脆的)酥油(如牛油)…
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