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Definition of Shortening


  1. of Shorten
  2. The act of making or becoming short or shorter.
  3. That which renders pastry short or friable, as butter, lard, etc.

Shortening Quotations

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
Ingrid Bergman

Especially if you're over 40, shortening the term of your loan to pay it off sooner could make you mortgage-free in retirement.
Barbara Corcoran

Sure, you can mix the flour, baking soda, salt, shortening, and the whole nine yards, but why wouldn't you just pull out a box of Bisquick?
Sandra Lee

I have a crusade against fondant, also shortening. There's no reason why wedding cakes can't taste good if you know what you're doing.
Ron Ben-Israel

Although it hath pleased God to hasten my death by you, by whom my life should rather have been lengthened, yet can I patiently take it, that I yield God more hearty thanks for shortening my woeful days.
Jane Grey
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Shortening Translations

shortening in Swedish is avkortande
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