To cut short or reduce:
To be very frugal and sparing.
To use or manage with thrift:
To make (a quantity) smaller.
To remove from a document or record:
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
(Mathematics) To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
(Mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
To leave out or exclude.
To slash is to cut something with a violent motion, usually using a knife or sword.
To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
Find another word for retrench. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for retrench, like: curtail, save, conserve, scrimp, economize, abridge, decrease, delete, diminish, eliminate and lessen.