Limit and cut off

truncate
(v)
TRUNK-ate
Meaning

cut something short

1st Sample Sentence

I was given only five minutes to speak, so I was forced to truncate my fifteen-page speech.

Root

truncus (mutilated, cut off, deprived of branches or limbs) (Latin)

Mnemonics

trunc (TRUNK) + cate (CUT). when you CUT the TRUNK OF THE tree, by cutting the top off, you make it SHORT.

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