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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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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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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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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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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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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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To reduce in extent or quantity
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To represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance
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To cause damage to, or have a diminishing effect on
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To stop, hinder or impede the flow or progress of
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To apply business methodology to something in order to profit
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To belittle or express disapproval of
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To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
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