Definitions for lessen

Definitions for (verb) lessen

Main entry: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Main entry: lessen, subside

Definition: wear off or die down

Usage: The pain subsided

Main entry: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff

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