to make a book, play or piece of writing shorter by removing details and information that is not important
The book was abridged for children.
I have only read the abridged version of her novels.
You'll read an abridged version of my life today.
Abridge is a village in Essex, England. It is on the River Roding, 26 km (16 miles) south-west of the county town of Chelmsford (hah!)
This week is abridged thanks to H1N1