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Definitions of shorten
a. - To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity. 2
a. - To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc. 2
a. - To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of. 2
a. - To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like. 2
v. i. - To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold. 2

The word "shorten" uses 7 letters: E H N O R S T.

Direct anagrams of shorten:
  hornets   thrones

Words formed by adding one letter before or after shorten (in bold), or to ehnorst in any order:
b -   bethorns   c -   notchers   e -   honester   i -   horniest   ornithes   r -   northers   s -   shortens   u -   southern  

Shorter words found within shorten:
eh   en   ens   eon   eons   er   ern   erns   eros   ers   erst   es   et   eth   ethnos   ethos   eths   he   hen   hens   hent   hents   her   hern   herns   hero   heron   herons   heros   hers   hes   hest   het   hets   ho   hoe   hoer   hoers   hoes   hon   hone   honer   honers   hones   honest   hons   horn   hornet   horns   horse   horst   horste   hose   hosen   host   hot   hots   ne   nerts   nest   nestor   net   nets   no   noes   noh   nor   north   norths   nos   nose   nosh   nosher   not   note   noter   noters   notes   nother   nth   oe   oes   oh   ohs   on   one   ones   ons   onset   or   ore   ores   ors   ort   orts   os   ose   other   others   re   rent   rents   res   resh   reshot   rest   ret   rets   rho   rhos   roe   roes   rose   roset   rot   rote   rotes   rots   sen   senhor   senor   sent   ser   set   seton   sh   she   shent   shoe   shoer   shone   shore   shorn   short   shot   shote   snore   snort   snot   so   son   sone   sore   sorn   sort   sot   soth   steno   stern   stone   stoner   store   ten   tenor   tenors   tens   tensor   tern   terns   the   then   thens   tho   thorn   thorns   those   thro   throe   throes   throne   to   toe   toes   ton   tone   toner   toners   tones   tons   tor   tore   tores   torn   tors   torse   tosh   trone   trones  

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