Truncate – cut short
To remember the definition of the word truncate, use the following mnemonic:
The trunk of the tree he ate (truncate) left the tree cut very short.
Examples of truncate in a sentence
Bill will truncate the huge Christmas tree so it will fit in our small living room.
The magazine editor decided to truncate the article so it would fit on one page instead of two.
When Kate has to send a hurried text message, she will truncate her words to save time.