from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lessened; made smaller; contracted; hence, belittled; degraded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of diminish.
  • adjective lessened, reduced.
  • adjective music reduced by a semitone

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective impaired by diminution
  • adjective made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
  • adjective (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
  • adjective (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval


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