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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

To be clear, I worry as much about the impact of the Internet as anyone else. I worry about shortening attention spans, the physical cost of sedentary 'surfing' and the potential for coarsening discourse as millions of web pages compete for attention by appealing to our base instincts.
Andrew Weil
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Shortening Translations

shortening in Swedish is avkortande
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