shortening[s̸hôrt′'n iŋ, s̸hôrt′niŋ]
- the act of making or becoming short or shorter
- edible fat, esp. as used to make pastry, etc. crisp or flaky
- A fat, such as butter or lard, used to make cake or pastry light or flaky.
- A shortened form of something, as a word.
- The act of one that shortens.
- The act or process of becoming shorter.
- Present participle of shorten.