[ UK /dɪmˈɪnɪʃ/ ]
[ US /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/ ]
  1. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
    don't belittle your colleagues
  2. decrease in size, extent, or range
    The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    his voice fell to a whisper
    The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
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How To Use diminish In A Sentence

  • In the toad and in the dog, adrenalectomy diminishes but does not suppress the diabetogenic effect of the anterior lobe extract, which can be obtained in adrenalectomized dogs, in which the pancreas has been surgically reduced, and which are kept alive by treatment with desoxycorticosterone and salt or even with sodium chloride alone. Bernardo Houssay - Nobel Lecture
  • He admitted killing her but denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility and loss of control. Times, Sunday Times
  • The ability to do this is greatest in the very young and diminishes gradually with age.
  • The fact that they are harmless plankton feeders in no way diminishes the adrenaline rush; the ease with which you can approach them makes that rare encounter even more exciting.
  • Public housing has been transformed into an ever-diminishing refuge of last resort.
  • Since Vanguard stopped flying, airfares have risen in Kansas City and service has diminished.
  • Hence without the existence of heterodoxy and orthodoxy, collective struggles diminish greatly in importance in traditional societies.
  • Physical coercion is a power of diminishing returns. Positive Parent Power
  • She noted diminished inflationary pressures and risks from the international outlook. Times, Sunday Times
  • The captain, having lost two brave fellows of his troop, was afraid of diminishing it too much by pursuing this plan to get information of the residence of their plunderer.
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