–verb (used with object)
1. to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short.
2. Mathematics, Computers . to shorten (a number) by dropping a digit or digits: The numbers 1.4142 and 1.4987 can both be truncated to 1.4.
4. Biology .
a. square or broad at the end, as if cut off transversely.
b. lacking the apex, as certain spiral shells.
As if eaten by moths
Tasty butterfly wings