To truncate is to cut off a part of or to cut short.(verb)
When you are having a nice walk but it suddenly starts to rain and you have to run home, this is an example of a situation where the rain forces you to cut it short and truncates your walk.
See truncate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L truncatus, pp. of truncare, to cut off < truncus, a stem, trunk
See truncate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing, trun·cates
Origin: Latin truncāre, truncāt-
Origin: , from truncus, trunk; see terə-2 in Indo-European roots.
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