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di·min·ish

 (dĭ-mĭn′ĭsh)
v. di·min·ished, di·min·ish·ing, di·min·ish·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To make smaller or less; reduce or lessen. See Synonyms at decrease.
b. To detract from the authority, reputation, or prestige of: "Her upper-class perfection ... somehow diminished me" (Shirley Abbott).
2. To cause to taper.
3. Music To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
v.intr.
1. To become smaller or less.
2. To taper.

[Middle English diminishen, blend of diminuen, to lessen (from Old French diminuer, from Latin dīminuere, variant of dēminuere : dē-, de- + minuere, to lessen) and minishen, to reduce (from Old French minuiser, from Vulgar Latin *minūtiāre, from Latin minūtia, smallness, from minūtus, small, from past participle of minuere); see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

di·min′ish·a·ble adj.
di·min′ish·ment n.

diminished

(dɪˈmɪnɪʃt)
adj
1. reduced or lessened; made smaller
2. (Music, other) music denoting any minor or perfect interval reduced by a semitone
3. (Music, other) music denoting a triad consisting of the root plus a minor third and a diminished fifth
4. (Jazz) music (postpositive) (esp in jazz or pop music) denoting a diminished seventh chord having as its root the note specified: B diminished.
5. (Pop Music) music (postpositive) (esp in jazz or pop music) denoting a diminished seventh chord having as its root the note specified: B diminished.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.diminished - impaired by diminution
impaired - diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight"
2.diminished - (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"
3.diminished - (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
4.diminished - made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)diminished - made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
Translations
مُقَلَّل
zmenšený
formindsket
csökkentett
minnkaîur
zmenšený
kısaltılmış

diminished

[dɪˈmɪnɪʃt]
A. ADJ [value] → reducido; [ability] → limitado (Mus) [interval] → disminuido
a diminished staffuna plantilla reducida
B. CPD diminished responsibility N (Jur) → responsabilidad f disminuida

diminished

[dɪˈmɪnɪʃt] adj (value, importance) → ridotto/a

diminish

(diˈminiʃ) verb
to make or become less. Our supplies are diminishing rapidly.
diˈminished adjective
(negative undiminished).
References in classic literature ?
The plan of the convention accordingly has provided that the judges of the United States "shall at stated times receive for their services a compensation which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
When he came again to the stream, the Ass fell down on purpose in the same spot, and, regaining his feet with the weight of his load much diminished, brayed triumphantly as if he had obtained what he desired.
But as perhaps fifty of these whale-bone whales are harpooned for one cachalot, some philosophers of the forecastle have concluded that this positive havoc has already very seriously diminished their battalions.
Our own fire never diminished, and I doubt if twenty-five per cent of our shots went wild.
In most other parts of the ocean, however, where these fish do not so largely abound, their wondrous voracity can be at times considerably diminished, by vigorously stirring them up with sharp whaling-spades, a procedure notwithstanding, which, in some instances, only seems to tickle them into still greater activity.
All passes, all changes: the animosity of peoples, the handling of fleets, the forms of ships; and even the sea itself seems to wear a different and diminished aspect from the sea of Lord Nelson's day.
As might have been anticipated from the state of my companion's edible supplies, I found my own in a deplorable condition, and diminished to a quantity that would not have formed half a dozen mouthfuls for a hungry man who was partial enough to tobacco not to mind swallowing it.
When ye fight with a Wolf of the Pack, ye must fight him alone and afar, Lest others take part in the quarrel, and the Pack be diminished by war.
It occasionally occurred that a peddler with diminished pack and swollen purse would be traced to the lonely dwelling of some rough character and never could be traced beyond.
It begins to be refracted, and dimmed by mist, and its velocity is slightly diminished.
It is a misfortune, inseparable from human affairs, that public measures are rarely investigated with that spirit of moderation which is essential to a just estimate of their real tendency to advance or obstruct the public good; and that this spirit is more apt to be diminished than promoted, by those occasions which require an unusual exercise of it.
Their spirits once roused were, however, not diminished, but only changed character.