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Diminish meaning

diminish - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
  2. 2. To make smaller by a half step; to make ( an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.
  3. 3. To take away; to subtract.
  4. 4. To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.
  5. 5. To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; - opposed to augment or increase.

diminish - examples of usage

  1. They need not be very close together, as the wound will diminish greatly when the womb contracts. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The pain evinced may diminish but soon returns again. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Cold water may be applied to the skin to reduce the temperature and to diminish congestion or inflammation in a superficial area or to reduce the temperature of the whole body. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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