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diminish

Definition of diminish

Etymology

    From Old French diminuer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/, SAMPA: /dI"mInIS/

Verb

diminish (third-person singular simple present diminishes, present participle diminishing, simple past and past participle diminished)

  1. (transitive) To make smaller.
  2. (intransitive) To become smaller.
  3. (intransitive) To taper.
  4. (intransitive) To disappear gradually.

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