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Definitions of abbreviate:

part of speech: verb transitive

To make brief or short: to abridge.

part of speech: verb

To shorten; to reduce to a smaller size; to abridge.

part of speech: verb transitive

To shorten, as by contraction of a word, as Dec. for December.

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water wheel

A machine for raising water in large quantities; a wheel moved by water, and employed to set machinery in motion- overshot, when the water acts on the wheel from above- undershot, when the water acts below on the lower part of the wheel- rim- breast, when the water acts on a part of the wheel- rim near the axis. ...

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