apocopate

verb
apoc·o·pate | \ ə-ˈpä-kə-ˌpāt \
apocopated; apocopating

Definition of apocopate 

transitive verb

linguistics

: to shorten (a word) by apocope

First Known Use of apocopate

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apocopate

apocope + -ate entry 4

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