Definition of lessen
lesseningplay \ˈles-niŋ, ˈle-sən-iŋ\
Examples of lessen in a sentence
Medication helps lessen the severity of the symptoms.
we lessened our efforts as it became clear they weren't having an effect
First Known Use of lessen
Synonym Discussion of lessen
LESSEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lessen for English Language Learners
: to become less or to cause (something) to become less
LESSEN Defined for Kids
Definition of lessen for Students
: to make or become fewer or smaller in amount
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