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Verb: lessen  le-sun
  1. Become smaller or less in size, extent, or range
    "The amount of homework lessened towards the end of the semester";
    - decrease, diminish, fall
     
  2. Make smaller
    "He lessened his staff";
    - decrease, minify
     
  3. Wear off or die down
    "The pain lessened";
    - subside

Sounds like: le

Derived forms: lessened, lessening, lessens

Type of: alter, change, change magnitude, modify, weaken

Encyclopedia: Lessen