shortening

  1. fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods
  2. act of decreasing in length
  3. make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
  4. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  5. make short or shorter
  6. become short or shorter
  7. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

Shortening

Shortening is any fat that is solid at room temperature and used to make crumbly pastry. Shortening is used in pastries that should not be elastic, such as cake. Although butter is solid at room temperature and is frequently used in making pastry, the term `shortening` seldom refers to butter, but is more closely related to margarine. ==History .....
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Shortening

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shorten • (n.) The act of making or becoming short or shorter. • (n.) That which renders pastry short or friable, as butter, lard, etc.
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shortening

noun act of decreasing in length; `the dress needs shortening`
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Shortening

Short'en·ing noun 1. The act of making or becoming short or shorter. 2. (Cookery) That which renders pastry short or friable, as butter, lard, etc.
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shortening

A solid fat made from vegetable oils, such as soybean and cottonseed oil. Although made from oil, shortening has been chemically transformed into a sold state through hydrogenation. Vegetable shortening is virtually flavorless (has a bland, neutral flavor) and may be substituted for other fats (such as butter, margarine, or lard) in baking of pi......
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Shortening

Any fat used in baking to tenderize the product by shortening gluten strands. A white, tasteless, solid fat that has been formulated for baking or deep-frying.
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shortening

fats and oils of animal or vegetable origin used in most doughs and batters to impart crisp and crumbly texture to baked products and to increase ... [5 related articles]
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Shortening

In linguistics, the word has two meanings
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Shortening

Is the reduction of the held duration for assets or liabilities. It can be intentional or the result of prepayments, events, or exercised options.
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Shortening

Is the reduction of the held duration for assets or liabilities. It can be intentional or the result of prepayments, events, or exercised options.
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shortening

[n] - fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods 2. [n] - act of decreasing in length
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