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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of diminish.
- adj. lessened, reduced.
- adj. reduced by a semitone
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lessened; made smaller; contracted; hence, belittled; degraded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impaired by diminution
- adj. made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
- adj. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
- adj. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
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With scholarly conversations concerning the economy and the horizon comes the phrase "diminished expectations."
But neighbors say his dire circumstances and what they describe as his diminished mental health make him vulnerable to exploitation.
Ms. ROSIN: Well, there's a lot of studies done on testosterone and what happens to testosterone, and does it decrease when men are in diminished positions?
Housing was a major source of national wealth for decades, and home equity, however sadly diminished, is still the biggest single piece of wealth many Americans have.
Also, I had the recent experience of reading Joel Shepherd's C Kresnov novels which are largely the same ideas but much better executed and thus put The Quiet War in diminished light.
They are still around in diminished numbers, and probably will continue spreading their roots in the sandy soil as they have for millennia, taking hold for future generations.
And some of the suspense was diminished from the knowledge of how certain characters were destined to remain alive and appear in the first book.
The prevailing opinion is that all of them are signs of insulin resistance, which is defined as the diminished ability of a given concentration of insulin to exert its normal biological effect.
Forgoing proper, repetitive weapons training comes with a price on the streets, police say, in diminished accuracy, quickness on the draw and basic decision-making skills.
Some members, particularly Saudi Arabia, have raised alarms that costly crude could damage the world economy and lead to long-term diminished demand for oil.