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Adjective: lessened  le-sund
  1. Impaired by diminution
    - diminished, vitiated, weakened
  2. Decreased in severity; made less harsh
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

See also: impaired, mitigated

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

Encyclopedia: Lessen