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noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɔː.tən.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt.nɪŋ/ US
butter or other fat that is used in cooking, especially to make pastry soft and crumbly (= easily broken)
Translations of “shortening”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指使酥餅鬆脆的)酥油(如牛油)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指使酥饼松脆的)起酥油(如黄油)…
(Definition of shortening from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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