Definition of curtail
- curtail the power of the executive branch
- curtail inflation
- Some school activities are being curtailed due to a lack of funds.
The new laws are an effort to curtail illegal drug use.
School activities are being curtailed due to a lack of funds.
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: to reduce or limit (something)
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