Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shorten by cutting; to lop off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To shorten by cutting; to cut off; to lop off.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To reduce or shorten by lopping or cutting off a part.

Etymologies

Latin detruncatus, past participle of detruncare to cut off; de + truncare to maim, shorten, cut off. See truncate. (Wiktionary)

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