lessen
Pronunciation Verb

lessen (lessens, present participle lessening; past and past participle lessened)

  1. (transitive) To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
    • Charity […] shall lessen his punishment.
    • St. Paul chose to magnify his office when ill men conspired to lessen it.
  2. (intransitive) To become less.
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