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diminish

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English

Etymology

From Old French diminuer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/, SAMPA: /dI"mInIS/

Verb

Infinitive
to diminish

Third person singular
diminish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to diminish (third-person singular simple present diminish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make smaller.
  2. (intransitive) To become smaller.
  3. (intransitive) To taper.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone.

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