Synonyms for Shortening:

n.

lard, extra virgin, olive oil, ghee, fat, margarine, copra, hydrogenated, palm oil, monounsaturated.

v.

curtailing (verb)
Discontinuing, fragmenting, minimizing, reducing.
decreasing (verb)
dwindling, shrinking, Deducting, decreasing, Truncating, abating, eroding, draining, deflating, receding, Depleting, Compacting, dying down, decrementing, Curtailing, subsiding, contracting, lessening, compressing, Abridging, Concentrating, lowering, diminishing, Abbreviating.
diminishing (verb)
condensing, Bobbing, downgrading, clipping, tapering, Culling, shaving, pruning, trimming, Cropping, nipping, Weeding, lightening, paring, shearing.
lowering (verb)
deepening, depressing, Plunging, dropping, submerging.
shortening (verb)
belittling.

Other synonyms:

Other relevant words:
ghee, lard, fat, margarine, copra, monounsaturated, hydrogenated.

Usage examples for shortening

  1. The abnormal forms of this species which sometimes manifest themselves are very singular; the sporangium has a tendency to dilate, becoming funnel- form or even salver- shaped, the stipe shortening and even disappearing. – The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio by A. P. Morgan
  2. This epoch is important, as making the beginning of a continued series of accusations, and counter- accusations, by which the last five years of Napoleon's life were constantly occupied, to the great annoyance of himself and all connected with him, and possibly to the shortening of his own existence. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. The nights were again shortening when, just before dark, it came on to blow hard. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston