detruncate

[ dih-truhng-keyt ]
/ dɪˈtrʌŋ keɪt /

verb (used with object), de·trun·cat·ed, de·trun·cat·ing.

to reduce by cutting off a part; cut down.

Nearby words

  1. detritivore,
  2. detritovore,
  3. detritus,
  4. detroit,
  5. detrude,
  6. detrusion,
  7. detrusive,
  8. detrusor,
  9. detumescence,
  10. deucalion

Origin of detruncate

First recorded in 1615–25, detruncate is from the Latin word dētruncātus (past participle of dētruncāre). See de-, truncate

Related formsde·trun·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for detruncate

detruncate

/ (diːˈtrʌŋkeɪt) /

verb

(tr) another word for truncate
Derived Formsdetruncation, noun

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