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English definition of “curtail”

curtail

verb [T]  /kərˈteɪl/ us  
to reduce or limit something, or to stop something before it is finished: He had to curtail his speech when time ran out.
curtailment
noun [U]  /kərˈteɪl·mənt/ us  
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