verb (used with object), ab·bre·vi·at·ed, ab·bre·vi·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ab·bre·vi·at·ed, ab·bre·vi·at·ing.
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Origin of abbreviate
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OTHER WORDS FROM abbreviateab·bre·vi·a·tor, noun
Words nearby abbreviate
Example sentences from the Web for abbreviate
However abbreviated, and however shaky the runup, baseball is back!
And it's easier to delay something than to make something happen, so things tended to elongate rather than abbreviate.
In all letters of this sort they always abbreviate some words; it looks more business-like.Marjorie's Busy Days|Carolyn Wells
On the days when there is washing or sweeping or baking to do she will have to abbreviate other things.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Gentlemen, I have seen fit to abbreviate the King's message.Makers of Madness|Hermann Hagedorn
Every thing tends in a wonderful manner to abbreviate itself and yield its own virtue to him.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
By this time you can pretty well imagine them, and my story is likely to be too long, unless I abbreviate.The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems|Frances Fuller Victor