[ UK /ʃˈɔːtənɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɔɹtənɪŋ, ˈʃɔɹtnɪŋ/ ]
  1. act of decreasing in length
    the dress needs shortening
  2. fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods
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How To Use shortening In A Sentence

  • ABC art scree audiotypist adenosine ABBREVIATIONS (4) bioelectrogenesis 3',5'-monophosphate ADP cryochemistry Age of BAL Aquarius EEC cytoecology air battery IDDD dehydrotestosterone Aquarian ACRONYM Age KWOC geoprobe arcjet UNABBREVIATED heliborne, are-jet engine SHORTENINGS (6) adj. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 1
  • In a heavy 10-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon shortening or cooking oil over medium heat.
  • As I kept pointing out on CH4 course bookmakers just kept shortening up odds without lengthening others. The Sun
  • It is no shame for me," said Credhe, "I to die for grief after Cael, since the stag is shortening his life sorrowing after the hind. Gods and Fighting Men
  • The chain sinnet aka chain braid, daisy chain, or monkey braid is a cable shortening and storing method that can be used to make stray cables a little more pleasing to the eye. Use A Chain Sinnet To Tidy Cables | Lifehacker Australia
  • Add onions and shortening to batter and stir to blend. Pour batter into skillet.
  • A further characteristic to aid a correct diagnosis is a marked shortening of the bloom stalks.
  • It appears that the charismatic Parker's first contribution is to hypnotise Zuckerberg, his second to marginalise Saverin, his third to hold out the prospect of big hedge-fund money, and the fourth to suggest shortening the title to "Facebook". The Social Network – review
  • That's margarine, vegetable shortening, partially hydrogenated oils, polyunsaturated vegetable oils.
  • Lastly, we might note the apparent similarity of this exercise to the traditional exercise of precis, the shortening of texts.
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