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