apocopate

[ uh-pok-uh-peyt ]
/ əˈpɒk əˌpeɪt /

verb (used with object), a·poc·o·pat·ed, a·poc·o·pat·ing.

to shorten by apocope.

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Origin of apocopate

1850–55; v. use of apocopate (adj.) curtailed, docked. See apocope, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM apocopate

a·poc·o·pa·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apocopation

apocopate
/ (əˈpɒkəˌpeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to omit the final sound or sounds of (a word)

Derived forms of apocopate

apocopation, noun
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