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Things shortening often describes (“shortening ________”)
cycle, effect, effects, days, day, process, time, cycles, osteotomy, rule, disease, curves, exercise, power, procedure, curve, diseases, muscle, intervals, period, drills, exercises, relations, breath, tendency, training, mixture, action, procedures, length, conditions, things, velocity, rate, illness, mechanisms, operation, behavior, illnesses, agent, operations, results, agents, relationship, enzymes, disorder, mechanism, domain, periods, relation, span, services, factor, analgesia, sugar, list, steps, future, contraction, reaction, temper, circles, performance, twilight, act, wallstent, spaces, influences, sleep, disorders, rules, defects, movements, lag, actions, flour, habits, reactions, wallstents, agencies, afternoon, degenerations, tacks

How shortening often is described (“________ shortening”)
apparent, progressive, fractional, significant, crustal, slight, further, considerable, marked, elastic, gradual, relative, actual, adaptive, permanent, horizontal, solid, congenital, circumferential, consequent, total, excessive, vertical, axial, severe, active, radial, femoral, cold, rapid, myocardial, extreme, maximum, systolic, greater, parallel, isotonic, subsequent, melted, resultant, true, sarcomere, induced, longitudinal, corresponding, abnormal, initial, hydrogenated, average, overall, possible, less, drastic, substantial, vegetable, sudden, regional, hot, potential, lateral, minimal, secondary, structural, muscular, rhizomelic, moderate, disproportionate, greatest, functional, soft, chordal, maximal, appreciable, mild, dramatic, vaginal, unloaded, life, simultaneous, ulnar, penile, smooth, continued

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See shortening used in context: 1 poetry verse, 1 Shakespeare work, 21 definitions

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