Part of speech:
(Medicine, pathology) A gradual recovery from disease (opposed to crisis).
A gradual decrease in loudness
A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
The definition of a drain is a pipe or channel that lets something run off.
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To increase the number of electrons of (an atom, element, or ion)
(Rare) To reduce; lessen
(Only used in the phrase peter out) To dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing
To weaken or lessen; decline
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen:
Waste is defined as to destroy, wear away or use up.
To sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as sediment
To reduce the intensity or severity of; retard; abate; moderate
To reduce in volume, amount, degree, or intensity
To cause to shrink or contract; specif., to cause (fabric) to shrink by a special process in manufacturing so as to minimize later shrinkage
To cause to fall, as by wounding, killing, or hitting
To reduce in quantity or value:
To lessen the price or value of:
To cut short; reduce; abridge
To lead (a dog) off the sidewalk into the gutter so that it can excrete waste.
To take one thing from another; remove from; make smaller by some amount.
To modify according to expediency; adjust; adapt
To make less
To epitomize is defined as to be an example of something.
To summarize is to give a short version of something.
To think of (a quality) apart from any particular instance or material object that has it; also, to form (a general idea) from particular instances
(Signal processing) to cut off a signal level at a certain maximum value
To lower or remove the value of something.
To pay out money, especially an exorbitant amount.
(Bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
To reduce or lessen the size or importance of:
To adjust or adapt to a certain level.
(Mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
To limit or reduce slightly; moderate
To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up:
To reduce or diminish by removing what is unnecessary
To reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually
To purchase (a note) at a reduction greater than the legal or customary rate.
(Stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
Minimize is defined as to reduce, decrease or lessen to the smallest possible amount.
To reduce in force, efficacy, or intensity.
To reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten
Blunt means to make something less effective or dull.
To ease the anger or agitation of (a person or the mind, for example).
To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
Still is defined as without movement or up until an indicated time.
To be or become silent or still.
To arrange in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition.
To deaden, depress, reduce, or lessen
(Archaic) To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
(Obsolete, UK, dialect) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
To quell is to stop or quiet something.
To limit; restrict
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
To decline suddenly; fall off:
To evaporate is defined as to turn from a liquid into a gas, or to stop existing.
To undergo radioactive disintegration spontaneously
To break into crumbs or small pieces
To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline.
To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
To recede is to diminish or to move back.
To resolve (a legal dispute) by agreement between the parties
To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
To grow worse; degenerate:
(Math.) The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
A decline or decrease, as in sales, prices, etc.
(Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
The resulting reduction; decrease.
A retrenching; esp., a reduction of expenses
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
Reduction in the purchasing value of money.
A decline or decrease; deterioration:
A lessening or reduction
A reduction; lessening; decrease
The act of increasing:
To constitute an addition:
To enlarge upon (a topic, idea, etc.); develop in detail
To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
To aid in the growth of; strengthen:
To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To increase in number, amount, extent, or degree; specif., to increase by procreation
Gradual development toward maturity
A development or full treatment, as of a topic
A thing or part added; increase; specif., a room or rooms added to a building
To acquire or incur:
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
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