Detruncating
Detruncate De*trun"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detruncated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detruncating}.] [L. detruncatus, p. p. of detruncare to cut off; de + truncare to maim, shorten, cut off. See {Truncate}.] To shorten by cutting; to cut off; to lop off. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • detruncating — v. decrease by cutting off a part; cut down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Detruncate — De*trun cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detruncated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detruncating}.] [L. detruncatus, p. p. of detruncare to cut off; de + truncare to maim, shorten, cut off. See {Truncate}.] To shorten by cutting; to cut off; to lop off. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detruncated — Detruncate De*trun cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detruncated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detruncating}.] [L. detruncatus, p. p. of detruncare to cut off; de + truncare to maim, shorten, cut off. See {Truncate}.] To shorten by cutting; to cut off; to lop off …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detruncate — detruncation, n. /di trung kayt/, v.t., detruncated, detruncating. to reduce by cutting off a part; cut down. [1615 25; < L detruncatus (ptp. of detruncare). See DE , TRUNCATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • detruncate — /diˈtrʌŋkeɪt/ (say dee trungkayt) verb (t) (detruncated, detruncating) to reduce by cutting off a part; cut down. {Latin dētruncātus, past participle} –detruncation /ˌditrʌŋˈkeɪʃən/ (say .deetrung kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • detruncate — [dē truŋ′kāt΄] vt. detruncated, detruncating [< L detruncatus, pp. of detruncare: see DE & TRUNCATE] to cut off a part of; truncate …   English World dictionary

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