Part of speech:
Scowling; frowning darkly
That droops or droop.
Destructive to health
Something that makes a slumping voice
A decreasing; lessening; diminution
The amount by which the face value of a bond or other debt security exceeds its market price.
A reducing or being reduced
To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.
To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
To reduce the strain, tension, or pressure of or on; loosen; slacken
To ease physically; relieve:
To lessen or reduce:
To shorten or reduce:
To make suitable, desirable, or free from excess by mingling with something else; reduce in intensity, esp. by the admixture of some other quality; moderate; assuage; mollify
To decrease or diminish:
To reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually
(Archaic) To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
Minimize is defined as to reduce, decrease or lessen to the smallest possible amount.
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
To mitigate or lessen.
To reduce in esteem or rank.
(Stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up:
To reduce to a lower grade; lower in rank
(Geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
To cut short; reduce; abridge
To acquire or incur:
To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
The definition of belittle means to speak about someone or something in a way to make it seem less important.
Adulterate means to make something inferior or less pure by adding something harmful or of a lower quality.
To reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten
To lessen; diminish
(Rare) To reduce; lessen
(Only used in the phrase peter out) To dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing
To make strong or increase the strength of.
To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To increase in size, quantity, or worth:
To increase in amount or degree; intensify:
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