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truncate

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective
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trun=cate

CIDE DICTIONARY

truncatev. t. [L. truncatus, p. p. of truncare to cut off, mutilate, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated, cut short. See Trunk.].
     To cut off; to lop; to maim.  [1913 Webster]
truncatea. [L. truncatus, p. p. ].
     Appearing as if cut off at the tip; as, a truncate leaf or feather.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

truncate, v. & adj.
--v.tr.
1 cut the top or the end from (a tree, a body, a piece of writing, etc.).
2 Crystallog. replace (an edge or an angle) by a plane.
--adj. Bot. & Zool. (of a leaf or feather etc.) ending abruptly as if cut off at the base or tip.

Derivative
truncately adv. truncation n.
Etymology
L truncare truncat- maim

THESAURUS

truncate

abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, blemish, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, cull, curtail, cut, cut away, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut off short, cut out, cut short, deface, deform, disfigure, disproportion, dock, elide, eliminate, enucleate, epitomize, eradicate, except, excise, exclude, extinguish, extirpate, foreshorten, isolate, knock off, lop, mar, misshape, mow, mutilate, nip, pare, peel, pick out, poll, pollard, prune, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, root out, rule out, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, shorten, snub, stamp out, strike off, strip, strip off, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take in, take off, take out, telescope, top, trim, wipe out

ROGET THESAURUS

truncate

Shortness

VB be short, render short, shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce, compress, epitomize, retrench, cut short, obtruncate, scrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hew, cut down, pare down, clip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, crop, snub, truncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth of, foreshorten (in drawing).

Amorphism

VB deface, disfigure, deform, mutilate, truncate, derange, blemish, mar.


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