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diminishing

 
Adjective diminishing has 1 sense
  1. diminishing - becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so; "diminishing returns"; "his diminishing respect for her"
    Antonym:
    increasing (indirect, via decreasing)
Verb diminish has 2 senses
  1. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
    --1 is one way to change magnitude
    Derived form: noun diminution1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. diminish, belittle - lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
    --2 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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