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Noun: lessening  le-su-ning
  1. A change downward
    - decrease, drop-off
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 become smaller
    "He lessened his staff";
    - decrease, minify
  3. Wear off or die down
    "The pain lessened";
    - subside

Derived forms: lessenings

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

Encyclopedia: Lessen