apocopate

verb
apoc·​o·​pate | \ ə-ˈpä-kə-ˌpāt How to pronounce apocopate (audio) \
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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“Apocopate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apocopate. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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