Dienstag, 24. Juli 2018

To prune

  • (transitive, horticulture) To remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive.
  • (transitive, figuratively) To cut down or shorten (by the removal of unnecessary material).


  • to cut or lop off (twigs, branches, or roots).
  • to cut or lop superfluous or undesired twigs, branches, or roots from; trim.
  • to rid or clear of (anything superfluous or undesirable).
  • to remove (anything considered superfluous or undesirable).


"many major mental illnesses start to emerge in adolescence, which may be caused by aberrant synaptic pruning."

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