Synonyms for Shortening:
n.lard, extra virgin, olive oil, ghee, fat, margarine, copra, hydrogenated, palm oil, monounsaturated.
Discontinuing, fragmenting, minimizing, reducing.
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.
condensing, Bobbing, downgrading, clipping, tapering, Culling, shaving, pruning, trimming, Cropping, nipping, Weeding, lightening, paring, shearing.
deepening, depressing, Plunging, dropping, submerging.
Usage examples for shortening
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