What does apocopate mean?
The definition of apocopate
A*poc”o*pate, v. t.
Etym: [LL. apocopatus, p. p. of apocopare to cut off, fr. L. apocore. See Apocope.] (Gram.)

To cut off or drop; as, to apocopate a word, or the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.