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Word Entries at Get Words: “curtail
curtail (verb), curtails; curtailed; curtailing
1. To reduce or to limit something: The new laws passed by the legislature were an effort to curtail the use of illegal drugs.

The schools had to curtail many of the extracurricular activities because of a lack of funds.

2. To impose a restriction on people: The civil liberties have been curtailed by the new government that recently came into power.
To cut off or to shorten.
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To lessen or to abbreviate.
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To diminish or to discontinue.
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To shorten, to diminish, to reduce, or to limit something. (3)