from The Century Dictionary.
- To cut short; abridge.
- To cut off or trim the hair or beard of.
- Cut short; abridged.
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The word "decurtate" - means to cut short but in English lang "curtate" itself means "to cut short" and "de" is a pref. to make the following words as opposite or to make it degrade/declass.
I hope you can explain why "decurtate" means to cut short?