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I am a 7 letter word when you remove 2 letters I become short what word am I?

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    $\begingroup$ This is a very famous question, but usually written the other way round. It's usually phrased as 'I'm a 5 letter word, add 2 letters and I become shorter'. $\endgroup$ Feb 9 '21 at 18:03
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah Beastly Gerbil is right. It's not particularly interesting that a word would become short when you take letters away from it. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Feb 9 '21 at 18:06
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I believe the answer is

'shorter'

because

when you remove e and r the word becomes 'short'.

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