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  Definition of lessen
  1. decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
  2. wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
  3. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
Similar Words: decrease, diminish, fall, subside, minify

 

Hyponyms: break, shrink, shrivel, taper, drop off, vanish, fly, vaporize, ease up, ease off, slacken off, flag, weaken, boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate, contract, shrivel up, wither, abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away, deflate, dwindle, dwindle away, dwindle down, remit, de-escalate, depreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalue, shorten, thin out, decline, go down, wane, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard, decrescendo, mitigate, pare, pare down, limit, circumscribe, confine, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, cut, slake, turn down, lower, lour, step down, minimize, minimise, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down, slacken, slack up, relax, diminish, belittle

 

Derivational Morphology: drop, dip, fall, free fall, decline, diminution, decrease, reduction, step-down, decrement, lessening, drop-off, remission, remittal, subsidence

 

Anagrams: Selene

 

 
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