curtate

[ kur-teyt ]
/ ˈkɜr teɪt /

adjective

having been shortened; reduced; abbreviated.

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Origin of curtate

First recorded in 1670–80; from Latin curtātus, past participle of curtāre “to shorten,” derivative of curtus “short, shortened”; see origin at curt, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for curtate

curtate
/ (ˈkɜːteɪt) /

adjective

shortened

Word Origin for curtate

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