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  1. shortened; reduced; abbreviated.
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Origin of curtate

1670–80; < Latin curtātus past participle of curtāre to shorten, derivative of curtus. See curt, -ate1
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Related Words for curtate

precise, short-lived, brief, terse, abbreviated, condensed, fleeting, abbreviate, pointed, little, summary, bare, diminished, compressed, lessened, curtailed, compendious, concise, epigrammatic, laconic

British Dictionary definitions for curtate


  1. shortened
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Word Origin for curtate

C17: from Late Latin curtāre to shorten, from Latin curtus cut short; see curt
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