the act of cutting something short or cutting it back; reduction: Constant curtailment of postal service has inconvenienced every citizen.
- non·cur·tail·ment, noun
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How to use curtailment in a sentence
The PUC chair’s diary for the days before the outage shows her schedule dominated by concerns over gas curtailments and the impact they would have on electricity generation.Texas gov knew of natural gas shortages days before blackout, blamed wind anyway | Tim De Chant | May 21, 2021 | Ars Technica
Walker also spoke with regulators, politicians, and utilities dozens of times about the gas curtailments that threatened the state’s electrical grid.Texas gov knew of natural gas shortages days before blackout, blamed wind anyway | Tim De Chant | May 21, 2021 | Ars Technica
A curtailment of credit resulting from such problems has caused serious head winds to recoveries in the past and may be a serious problem going forward.Mounting commercial real estate losses threaten banks, recovery | David Lynch | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
“More respondents reported curtailment in both overall and essential spending during the past one year,” the survey report said.Consumer confidence at an-all time low as Indian economy stares at a deep recession | Prathamesh Mulye | October 12, 2020 | Quartz
It also led to the curtailment of community-based activities, such as community health volunteers referring women for services.Insights Into How The US Abortion Gag Rule Affects Health Services In Kenya | LGBTQ-Editor | October 2, 2020 | No Straight News
The mayor-elect turned serious when asked how the appointment jibed with his call for the curtailment of stop-and-frisk.
Osama bin Laden may be dead but the extraordinary government powers and curtailment of civil liberties enacted after 9/11 remain.
A big man, who wishes to do you honour formally, would consent to no such curtailment.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Anything resembling cant or the curtailment of mental liberty roused only his resentment and irony.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
I think most weeds that get a late start show this curtailment of stalk, and this solicitude to reproduce themselves.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
We further recommend curtailment of vessel operator discretion in pursuing, or approaching, whales.Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska | United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
The preceding considerations hold good not alone of increased facilities, but of their curtailment as well.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley