Dictionary Results for lessening

1. lessening - noun

· a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

Synonym(s): decrease, drop-off

Hypernym(s): change, alteration, modification

2. lessen - verb

· decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

Synonym(s): decrease, diminish, fall

Hypernym(s): change_magnitude

3. lessen - verb

· make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

Synonym(s): decrease, minify

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

4. lessen - verb

· wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"

Synonym(s): subside

Hypernym(s): weaken

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