Epitomize E*pit"o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Epitomized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Epitomizing}.] 1. To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin. [1913 Webster]

2. To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as, to epitomize words. [Obs.] --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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