Abridge is a verb which gives the meaning of shortening something with making it lose sense. To reduce or lessen (sometimes in strength).
- An appeal was made to ‘abridge’ his time in prison.
- They have ‘abridged’ medical budgets in the uk in order to fund their own personal agendas.
- The open hours in the library were ‘abridged’ due to an attempt to save the universities money.