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diminution

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdɪm.ɪˈnjuː.ʃən/ us    /-əˈnuː-/ formal
reduction in size or importance: Regular exercise can result in a general diminution in stress levels. The company suffered a diminution in profits.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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