usage: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
1. sawed-off, sawn-off, shortened, short (vs. long)
usage: cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use"
2. abbreviated, shortened, truncated, short (vs. long)
usage: cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"
3. telescoped, shortened, short (vs. long)
usage: shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream"
4. cut, shortened, abridged (vs. unabridged)
usage: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"