To Epi'tomise. v.a. [from epitome.]
- To abstract; to contract into a narrow space.
Who did the whole world's soul contract, and drove Into the glasses of your eyes;
So made such mirrours and such spies,
That they did all to you epitomise.
- Less properly, to diminish; to curtail.
We have epitomised many particular words, to the detriment of our tongue. Addison's Spectator, № 135.