[ 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.
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Origin of detruncate
OTHER WORDS FROM detruncatede·trun·ca·tion, noun
Words nearby detruncate
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British Dictionary definitions for detruncate
/ (diːˈtrʌŋkeɪt) /
(tr) another word for truncate
Derived forms of detruncatedetruncation, noun
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