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pruning

verb
present participle of prune

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to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument
  • pruned the dead branches from the old apple tree

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“Pruning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pruning. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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