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  • v. to diminish, lessen

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To diminish the quantity of; to lessen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To diminish the quantity of; lessen.
  • To deprive of quantity or metrical value, as a syllable.

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