Obtruncation Ob`trun*ca"tion, n. [L. obtruncatio.] The act of lopping or cutting off. [R.] --Cockeram. [1913 Webster]

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  • Obtruncation — (lat.), 1) das Abschneiden, Abhauen; 2) die Verstümmelung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Obtruncation — Obtruncation, lat. deutsch, das Abhauen eines Glieds …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • curtailment — n reduction, reducing, decrease, decreasing, retrenchment, retrenching, diminution, diminishing, cutting short, cutting off, cutting down, cutting back, subtraction, subtracting, subduction, subducting; loss, lessening, shortage, shortening,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • removal — n 1. taking off, shedding, casting off, throwing off, dropping; throwing overboard, jettison; divestiture, stripping, uncovering, exposing, baring; undressing, unclothing, undraping, disrobing; exfoliation, Pathol. desquamation, peeling off,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • retrenchment — n 1. reduction, reducing, decrease, decreasing, diminution, diminishing, subtracting, sub duction, subducting, loss, lessening, shortening, contraction, contracting, decline, cutback, rollback, decrement, decrescence, depression, abridgment,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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

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