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Overview of verb diminish

The verb diminish has 2 senses


  • decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

  • diminish, belittle -- (lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues")


Overview of adj diminished

The adj diminished has 4 senses


  • diminished, lessened, vitiated, weakened -- (impaired by diminution)

  • atrophied, wasted, diminished -- ((of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm")

  • diminished -- ((of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth")

  • belittled, diminished, small -- (made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small")