lessen


lessen

verb

Definition of LESSEN

2
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <the pain should begin to lessen within minutes of taking the medication>
Related Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate

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