Obtruncate Ob*trun"cate, v. t. [L. obtruncatus, p. p. of obtruncare.] To deprive of a limb; to lop. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • obtruncate — ob·truncate …   English syllables

  • obtruncate —   v.t. behead.    ♦ obtruncation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • obtruncate — (ˈ)äb+ transitive verb Etymology: Latin obtruncatus, past participle of obtruncare to cut off, from ob toward, against, over + truncare to cut off, from truncus trunk more at ob , truncate : to cut the head or top from …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shortness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Shortness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 shortness shortness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 brevity brevity Sgm: N 1 littleness littleness &c. 193 Sgm: N 1 a span a span GRP: N 2 Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • lop — v. a. 1. Cut, cut off, obtruncate. 2. Dock, crop, curtail, prune, cut short. 3. Sever, dissever, detach, cut off. 4. Drop, let fall …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • maim — I. v. a. Cripple, mutilate, disable, obtruncate, mangle, mar. II. n. 1. [Written also Maihem and Mayhem.] Crippling, mutilation, disfigurement. 2. Injury, mischief, harm, hurt …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • belittle — v 1. disparage, decry, deprecate, demean, detract, deflate, derogate, Inf. talk down; mitigate, bate, lessen, attenuate, decrease, diminish, boil down, wither, shrivel, subtract from, cheapen, devaluate, depreciate, downgrade, degrade, lower,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • curtail — v reduce, decrease, retrench, diminish, cut, cut short, cut down, cut back, cut off, subtract, subduct, lessen, shorten, contract, abridge, abbreviate, narrow, shrink, compress, Obs. breviate, dock, crop, clip, shear, trim, prune, pare down,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dock — I n 1. pier, quay, wharf, dockage, marina, basin, (in the Far East) bund; jetty, jutty, mole. v 2. bring in, lay up, land, put in, tie up; anchor, moor, berth, cast or lay or drop anchor. II v 1. cut short, cut off the end, shorten; crop, bobtail …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lop — I 1v 1. cut off, chop off, sever, truncate, obtruncate, detruncate; trim off, detach, amputate, prune, dock, crop, shorten, clip, top, shear, mow, cut short, bob, pare, shave, snip; gash, slice off, abscind, split, carve, cleave, sunder; rend,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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