apocopate

verb

apoc·​o·​pate ə-ˈpä-kə-ˌpāt How to pronounce apocopate (audio)
apocopated; apocopating

transitive verb

linguistics
: to shorten (a word) by apocope

Word History

Etymology

apocope + -ate entry 4

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apocopate was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Apocopate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apocopate. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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