What is the opposite of intensifying?

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Adjective
Opposite of becoming larger in size, degree or intensity
“There comes a point in the refurbishment process where the law of diminishing returns come into play.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
Noun
Opposite of an increase in quantity, size, or degree
“The recent decrease in real estate prices is a consequence of higher interest rates.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to become or make more intense
“During the midsection of the morning, I was able to abate my longing for biscuits by eating a slice of homemade fruit cake.”
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