Simple Definition of lessen
: to become less or to cause (something) to become less
Examples of lessen
Medication helps lessen the severity of the symptoms.
<we lessened our efforts as it became clear they weren't having an effect>
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LESSEN Defined for Kids
Definition of lessen
: to make or become fewer or smaller in amount
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