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Not to mention a shortening of careers like those of Richards, who, at 32, is no longer in the NHL.
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First Known Use of shortening
SHORTENING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shortening for English Language Learners
: a fat (such as butter) that is used in cooking or baking
SHORTENING Defined for Kids
Definition of shortening for Students
: a fat used in baking especially to make pastry flaky
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