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Adjective
Decreasing in amount
Adjective
That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
Adjective
Causing the reduction or diminution of something
Noun
Reduction or decrease
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A reduction of some sort in an existing program
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The act or state of exhaustion or consumption
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A sudden or dramatic deterioration or decrease
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The act of disparaging or belittling
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The action or process of appeasing, conciliating, or preserving the peace
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The act or result of abridging or abbreviating a text
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A statement or assertion that makes another less absolute
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An interruption of continuity or uniformity
Verb
In a period of decrease or decline
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Present participle for to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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“As the magical properties of the salve reach the center of the pain, the pain begins to lessen and finally disappears.”
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Present participle for to reduce the impact, intensity or severity of something
“Many cinematic techniques are used in an attempt to lessen the impact of the violence or to make it seem more artistic.”
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Present participle for to make or become less in amount or quantity
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“Small amounts of alcohol may increase your metabolic rate and lessen the amount of calories your body absorbs from food.”
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Present participle for to decrease the value, character, or quality of
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“I am unwilling to lessen the sanctity of our holy writings by referring to them sacrilegiously.”
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Present participle for to reduce a person's worth or dignity, especially through shame
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“I had been wrong to not want to know about his past, for knowing didn't lessen him in my eyes.”
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Present participle for to decline or deteriorate in condition
“His drawings remained great from the mid-'70s onwards, but the print quality began to lessen as the prices increased.”
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Present participle for to reduce in extent or quantity
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Present participle for to represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance
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Present participle for to cause damage to, or have a diminishing effect on
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Present participle for to stop, hinder or impede the flow or progress of
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Present participle for to apply business methodology to something in order to profit
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Present participle for to belittle or express disapproval of
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Present participle for to neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
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