You searched for: “diminishing
diminish (verb), diminishes; diminished; diminishing
1. To make something smaller or less important, or to become smaller or less important; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; opposed to augment or increase.
2. To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
3. To contract a perfect or minor musical interval by one semitone.
4. To take away; to subtract; to decrease, lessen, abate, reduce, contract, curtail, impair, degrade.
5. To appear smaller, or to make something appear smaller.
This entry is located in the following units: dis-, di-, dif- (page 4) -ish (page 1) mini-, minor-, minut-, minu-, min- (page 2)
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(Latin: to make worse, to become worse; lower, inferior; unfavorable; decline, declining; diminish, diminishing)