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Adjective: diminished  di'mi-nisht
  1. Impaired by diminution
    - lessened, vitiated, weakened
  2. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
    "a diminished fifth"
  3. Made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
    "her comments made me feel diminished";
    - belittled, small
  4. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
    "partial paralysis resulted in a diminished left arm";
    - atrophied, wasted
Verb: diminish  di'mi-nish
  1. Become smaller or less in size, extent, or range
    "The amount of homework diminished towards the end of the semester";
    - decrease, lessen, fall
  2. Lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
    "don't diminish your colleagues";
    - belittle

See also: decreased, impaired, reduced

Type of: change magnitude, decrease, lessen, minify

Antonym: hypertrophied, increase

Encyclopedia: Diminished