Abridge is a verb which gives the meaning of shortening something with making it lose sense. To reduce or lessen (sometimes in strength).


  1. An appeal was made to ‘abridge’ his time in prison.
  2. They have ‘abridged’ medical budgets in the uk in order to fund their own personal agendas.
  3. The open hours in the library were ‘abridged’ due to an attempt to save the universities money.

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