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Meaning of SHORTENING

Pronunciation:  'showrtuneeng

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"
  2. [n]  fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods
 

SHORTENING is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: abbreviation, contraction, cut, cutting, cutting off, decrease, diminution, edible fat, muscular contraction, reduction, step-down, truncation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Short"en*ing\, n.
1. The act of making or becoming short or shorter.

2. (Cookery) That which renders pastry short or friable, as
   butter, lard, etc.

 

 

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