Definition of "shortens" [shortens]

  • (verb) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shorten.

Use "shortens" in a sentence

  • "C. elegans dauer development and life-span extension has been suggested based on studies showing that knockdown of bec-1 expression shortens the lifespan of the daf-2 (e1370)."
  • "I'm inclined to go with the newer model (yes, I understand it "shortens" at closer flocusing distances)."
  • "Retailers like contactless because it shortens queues at busy times and lowers cash handling costs."

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