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di·min·ish

diminish

 
 
pronunciation:
dih mIn ihsh
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part of speech: verb
inflections: diminishes, diminishing, diminished
definition 1: to make smaller or cause to appear smaller in size or importance.
My younger brother's A+ in math diminished my achievements.
synonyms:
decrease
antonyms:
amplify, enhance, increase, strengthen
similar words:
abate, contract, cut, dwarf, dwindle, eclipse, impair, lessen, lower, pare, reduce, shrink
definition 2: to decrease.
The pain diminished after he took aspirin.
synonyms:
abate, decrease, dwindle
antonyms:
accumulate, build, increase, mount
similar words:
contract, dip, drop, ebb, fall, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, subside, taper, wane
derivations: diminishingly (adv.), diminishment (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word diminish contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-