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- v. To lessen or cause to seem to be less.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To diminish; to lessen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lessen; diminish; render fewer or smaller.
- To become less; grow fewer or smaller.
From Middle English menuse, from Middle French menusier, from Latin minutiare. (Wiktionary)