Definition of diminish
- diminish an army's strength
- His role in the company was diminished.
- diminish a rival's accomplishments
- a diminished column
- the side effects tend to diminish over time
The strength of the army was greatly diminished by outbreaks of disease.
The drug's side effects should diminish over time.
Nothing could diminish the importance of his contributions.
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of very fine texture or delicate form
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