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foreshorten

verb [T] uk   /fɔːˈʃɔː.tən/ us    /fɔːrˈʃɔːr.t̬ən/
to reduce something or make it shorter: Smoking was certainly one of the factors that foreshortened his life.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong specialized art to draw, paint, or photograph people or objects to make them seem smaller or closer together than they really arePainting, drawing and printing
foreshortened
adjective uk   /-tənd/ us    /-t̬ənd/
Painting, drawing and printing
(Definition of foreshorten from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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