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tr.v. min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing, min·i·miz·es
1. To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
2. To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size: minimized the magnitude of the crisis.

[From minimum.]

min′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
min′i·miz′er n.
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Adj.1.minimized - reduced to the smallest possible size or amount or degreeminimized - reduced to the smallest possible size or amount or degree
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
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It had not been my intention to be distracted from the main issue of the campaign, but we must settle this attack with the therns once and for all, or there will be no peace for us while our fleet remains near Dor, and our chances of ever returning to the outer world will be greatly minimized.
Ahead of the hauptmann marched half his company, behind him the other half--thus were the dangers of the savage jungle minimized for the German captain.
Considered item by item, the emotional content was minimized, and all went forward smoothly.
Minimized cardiopulmonary bypass techniques and technologies.
Top and tails must be minimized to reduce energy use and improve productivity.
Friction, heat build-up, mold wear, and part-quality problems are all said to be minimized by a new Greaseless Mold Carrier and Alignment System (GMCAS) from Holmes Engineering, LLC, Lawrence, Kan.
Labor costs can be minimized with the use of pit conveyors and pre-sorting of material as well as [by] utilizing a baler which operates automatically," Wildes says.
Risk can be minimized when transitioning to a new water treatment program through careful supplier selection, development of a clear transition plan with agreeable and achievable goals, and a well thought out contingency plan for managing the unexpected," said Ciba's Philippe "Successful transition plans balance the risks and benefits.
Daily backups get gradually larger, but the restore time is minimized compared to full or incremental backups.
Lustrous carbon defects were minimized when the choke area was enlarged and the pouring time was shortened.
Hill was determined that as little of the forest should be destroyed as possible, and that the usual impact of clearing forest should be minimized.
Risk factors are minimized and outcomes are benchmarked to gauge program effectiveness.