Verb(1) decrease in size, extent, or range(2) make smaller(3) wear off or die down
(1) They diminish our humanity and, for that reason, they lessen our capacity for God.(2) That makes me feel good, and also lessens my workload.(3) Keep in mind that once it rains, the crabs and fish will probably move more towards the entrance as the salt content upstream lessens .(4) That terror is still in force, and the fact that it has faded from the headlines does not mean it has lessened .(5) When the conflict is so easily resolved, it lessens the tension and lowers the stakes of the story.(6) When she takes an antihistamine the level of nasal fluid lessens .(7) Whether the posturing turns into something good is a question of whether the culture of pressure on artists lessens .(8) The ambulance guys thanked me for being diligent and my anxiety about wasting their time was lessened .(9) Inhaling sandalwood oil lessens stress and can stop vomiting.(10) As their powers wane and their visibility lessens , they are not forgotten.(11) This lessens their feelings of isolation and helplessness.(12) The grieving process is typically slow, gradually winding along until it eventually lessens .(13) In this way it lessens the shock of the fall, enabling it to survive unscathed.(14) This lessens my anxiety over the prospect that for many years to come I will be slaving away to meet my commitments to the bank.(15) Also, some coaches are lessening the fall impact of injuries by scheduling spring practice earlier.(16) Every time a battery is left to go completely flat it lessens its chances of taking full charge again, which is probably why the situation is getting worse.
1. reduce ::
2. grow less ::
3. diminish ::
4. decrease ::
5. subside ::
6. fall ::
1. aggrandize ::
2. amplify ::
3. augment ::
4. boost ::
5. enlarge ::
6. escalate ::
7. expand ::
uit te brei
8. increase ::
9. raise ::
in te samel
lessen, lessened, lessening, lessens
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I made it to LESSEN your discomfort.
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 2
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